Field of Crosses lit by 3,000 candles on eve of Nov. 11

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…)

Field of Crosses returns to Memorial Drive ahead of Remembrance Day

It’s a stirring reminder of the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers, and for the 11th year running row upon row of white crosses are being installed along Memorial Drive just in time for Remembrance Day.

Hundreds of volunteers began placing some 3,400 of the ivory tributes at the Field of Crosses in the shadow of the Centre Street Bridge Saturday, each cross representing Canadian soldiers who died in conflict. (more…)

Christmas Wreath

Happy Holidays. Christmas wreath on the Field of Crosses cenotaph adjacent Memorial drive on display until the New Year. Lest we forget.