Hundreds of Calgarians laid poppies on small wooden crosses in the Field of Crosses on Monday, to honour those who lost their lives fighting for Canadian freedom.
Poems and prayers were recited for the crowd, wreaths were laid and the Cantare Children’s Choir led the attendees in songs of remembrance and appreciation. (more…)
On New Year’s Eve, when Murray McCann turned 80, he did what many of us do on a milestone birthday — he contemplated his mortality.
Unlike many of us, however, that reflection spurred the successful entrepreneur and sole founder and funder of Calgary’s Field of Crosses into action. (more…)
The Field of Crosses alongside Memorial Drive was lit up Sunday night by more than 3,000 candles in honour of the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers.
“There’s five acres of crosses here and each one of them was a real human being who got on a train, probably at the Palliser station in downtown Calgary, went to war, and didn’t get to come home,” said Thomas Leppard, executive director of the Field of Crosses Society. (more…)