This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 armistice, which ended the First World War. The day will be commemorated with various events across the city.
Among the numerous ceremonies will be an event at the Field of Crosses Memorial Project, which this year will include a 21-gun salute conducted by 20th Independent Field Battery, RCA from Lethbridge.
The Field of Crosses ceremony will start at 10:15 a.m. and will also feature musical performances and the laying of wreaths.
Sections of Memorial Drive will be shut down from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a brigade parade. The parade will feature more than 300 soldiers representing 41 Canadian Brigade Group units from across the province, along with sailors from HMCS Tecumseh and soldiers from British Army Training Unit Suffield. It will start at 10 a.m. and arrive at the McDougall Centre by 10:40 a.m.
A selection of other Remembrance Day events follows:
This service, hosted by the King’s Own Calgary Regiment, will begin at 10 a.m.
Calgary Highlanders Parade
One of Calgary’s reserve regiments will march on Central Memorial Park on Remembrance Day as part of an annual ceremony near the Cenotaph memorial.
Starting at 10 a.m., members of the Highlanders will march along 4th Street S.W. between 12th and 13th avenues and a ceremony will follow the parade.
Calgary International Airport
Remembrance Day at the airport will begin at 10:45 a.m., featuring the Calgary International Pipe Band and Honour Guard.
The RCMP Veterans’ Association of Calgary is hosting this commemorative ceremony, which will feature bagpipes, readings and choral singers. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the ceremony is at 10:30 a.m., followed by an artisans fair.
The Hangar Flight Museum
This year’s service at the museum will be attended by retired flight lieutenant Jack Hilton, 99, who flew Hawker Typhoon aircraft with both the Canadian and British air forces during the Second World War. Hilton will lay a wreath at the service.
An annual wreath-laying ceremony will feature politicians, veterans, and military and community organizations honouring Canada’s veterans. Calgarians are encouraged to lay a private wreath at the ceremony.
Tickets are free, but they are also limited. Contact 403-991-3219 for more information.
The Kensington Legion
Doors at the Royal Canadian Legion’s North Calgary Branch No. 264 will open at 9:30 a.m., and the legion’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony gets underway at 10:40 a.m.
The legion says no veteran will be turned away, but seating for civilians will be limited.
Doors will open at 10:15 a.m. for this ceremony at 1133 7th Ave. S.W. The ceremony and wreath laying will start at 10:50 a.m.
Military Museums service
The Military Museums will host a ceremony to commemorate the Armistice’s centenary, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The service will conclude at 11:45 a.m., when the museum will be open to the public with admission by donation.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Remembrance Day ceremony at the Ogden Memorial will start at 10:40 a.m. at CP’s Memorial Square. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will conclude at 11:15 a.m.
For more information on events in Calgary and across Canada, visit www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/events.
Note from WSOE.Org : This content has been auto-generated from a syndicated feed.