Field of Crosses honours fallen southern Alberta soldiers

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Click to watch the video. Thousands of fallen soldiers from southern Alberta are once again being honoured in the Field of Crosses in Calgary. Volunteers began work Saturday on the field, which sees the name of each southern Alberta soldier killed in action — dating back to the Boer War —  written on a white […]

Hundreds of new crosses join solemn field honouring fallen soldiers

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Click to watch the video. On a calm, fall morning along the Bow River, Royal Canadian Air Force veteran Dan McLean looked on as the annual commemoration of his fallen comrades began. McLean spent Saturday morning looking over the Field of Crosses, which from Nov. 1 until Remembrance Day will see a park along Memorial Drive […]

Students attend sunrise ceremony in honour of fallen Canadians

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Click to watch the video. The Field of Crosses along Memorial Drive honours soldiers from southern Alberta who lost their lives fighting for Canada and on Thursday a number of students from Sunnyside Elementary attended the sunrise ceremony to learn more about the initiative. Over 3000 white crosses have been placed at the site and [...]

Dozens gather for sunset service at Field of Crosses

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A small crowd gathered along Memorial Drive to remember the men and women who fought for our freedom Tuesday night. At the first of a series of sunset ceremonies held at the Field of Crosses, flags were slowly lowered as a horn played. This year, there are 3,200 crosses marking some of the men and women [...]

In its eighth year, Calgary’s Field of Crosses keeps growing.

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Click to watch the video When Diane Dallaire walks among hundreds of crosses along Memorial Dr. that include one for her son slain in Afghanistan, she feels an enduring presence. “Especially when the sun is going down and those crosses give shadows, it’s like the soldiers are still there and I can say ‘I’m still [...]

Effort to install field of crosses along Memorial Drive underway

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Click to Watch Full Video on CTV Volunteers have started building the annual tribute recognizing the sacrifices of those who died while serving their country. Each of the symbolic markers in the field of crosses, located in a grassy area along Memorial Drive west of the Centre Street Bridge, will bear the name of a [...]

Calgary students help prepare Remembrance Day tribute

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Remembrance Day may be weeks away, but a lot of people are already busy preparing for one of our city’s most powerful salutes to the fallen. And as Gil Tucker shows us, they’re getting a helping hand from some young Calgarians eager to show their respect.

Students get heartfelt history lesson with Field of Crosses

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What began with a few hundred white crosses in 2009 has grown to more than 3,200, all paying tribute to those who died serving their country. “We’ve made it bigger and organized more and gotten more crosses. (My dad) was so passionate about it and so committed and it really means a lot to step in his shoes and carry on in […]

Five Things To Know About The Field Of Crosses

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Lest we forget, the more than 3,000 white crosses now on display along Memorial Drive aims to ensure that Calgarians remember the sacrifices of Southern Albertans in the fight for freedom. Now in its seventh year, the Field Of Crosses Memorial Project pays tribute to the men and women killed in service to this country [...]