Remembrance Day Will Look Different This Sunday

By Cheryl Jahn
November 8, 2018 - 3:31pm Updated: November 8, 2018 - 5:53pm

PRINCE GEORGE - Remembrance Day will look a bit different this Sunday.

The cenotaph is in the midst of a construction zone right now, so the City has created a temporary one that will be set up on Seventh Avenue between the Four Seasons Pool and the Days Inn.

It means the parade route will be different. From the Civic Centre, it will proceed down Canada Games Way, turning right onto Seventh. 
After the service, it will turn back up Seventh, turn right onto Quebec Street. It will carry on down Quebec Street to Fifth Avenue where the procession will make its way on Fifth to Brunswick Street and Brunswick Street to the Civic Centre.

But this is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. 
In 1918, when news of the armistice broke, church bells in hundreds of communities in England and Europe peeled and the Royal Canadian Legion hopes to duplicate that celebration.
With the Bells of Peace, at sundown in hundreds of Canadian communities, the bells will be tolled 100 times with five seconds between each. 
Locally, sundown is 4:18 and John Scott with Branch 43 says everyone can get involved. 

"If you happen to have one at home, rings the bell. If you're driving in your car, stop and listen to the bells and enjoy the celebration of a hundred years since the armistice."

But before any of this can happen, the Legion needs help in the morning prior to the parade to set up 157 flags along the parade route. If you are able, gather at Sevenths and Quebec at eight a.m.

 

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