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

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 among you guys,’” says Calgarian Dallaire whose son, Pte. Kevin Dallaire, 22, was killed in a Taliban rocket-propelled grenade attack Aug. 3, 2006. (more…)

Effort to install field of crosses along Memorial Drive underway

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 resident of southern Alberta killed in service. (more…)

Calgary students help prepare Remembrance Day tribute

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.

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