Remembrance Day November 11th 2018

Publication Date: November 7, 2018

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Field of Crosses and the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War.

November 11th: A Remembrance day ceremony will be held at the Field of Crosses commencing at 10:30 a.m..   The ceremony will be one to remember and include:

10:00 a.m. 300 soldiers of the 41 st Infantry Brigade will march by the Field of Crosses.

10:30 a.m.  100 members of the Calgary Police service and other local service units will march to the Field of Crosses and take up position on the east bound lanes of Memorial Drive.

10:40 a.m.  Remembrance day Ceremony commences.

11:00 a.m.  An artillery gun of the 20th Independent Field Battery (Lethbridge) will fire a signal gun at the exact moment the First World War ended and commencing the start of 2 minutes silence.

11:02.  A second gun will fire a salute ending the 2 minutes of silence and beginning a 21 gun salute with one gun firing every minute until 11:22.  Three guns will fire in turn.

11:06:  RCAF Griffon Helicopter fly by.

11:22   Ceremony concludes

Please note:

9:30 a.m.  East and West bound Memorial Drive will be closed from Centre Street to 3rd Street NW.

Parking is limited, we recommend parking at Eau Claire and walking over the foot bridge.

There is no handicap access on site.