Students get heartfelt history lesson with Field of Crosses

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 his name,” (more…)

Five Things To Know About The Field Of Crosses

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 over the past century. The Herald’s Doug Hintz shares five things to know about this solemn memorial. (more…)

Calgary students lay 3,200 silk flowers to honour fallen soldiers

CALGARY — Students from Delta West Academy placed a silk flower on each of the 3,200 crosses at the “Field of Crosses” on Memorial Drive Thursday.

The annual act helps the students appreciate the enormity of the sacrifices southern Alberta soldiers have made.

Delta West Academy is the only school with that honour and privilege. (more…)

Calgary’s Field of Crosses Memorial Project returns to honour veteran

Volunteers in Calgary have spent days setting up 3,200 white crosses commemorating southern Albertan lives spent in the service of the nation.

In it’s seventh year, more than 100 volunteers with the Field of Crosses Memorial Project finished erecting thousands of white crosses Saturday on the north side of Memorial Dr. between Centre St. and 3 St. N.W. (more…)

Generational respect for Southern Alberta’s veterans

For Laura Vanderkruk, organizing volunteers to set up the 3,200 memorial crosses on Memorial Drive to honour Southern Alberta’s veterans has become a way of keeping her family close.

George Bittman, Vanderkruk’s father, was a navy veteran who helped organize the project until his death in 2011. For the past few year’s, Vanderkruk has taken over the project (more…)