Today is Remembrance Day and here are the services and ceremonies that are taking place in and around the city. If you can’t make it to any of these events, don’t forget to observe the moment of silence at 11:00 AM.
The Field of Crosses
Take a drive down Memorial Drive to see the white crosses displaced. Every year over 3,000 crosses are put up and they symbolize the soldiers that died in action from southern Alberta. These crosses have the names, regiments, age at the time of death, the date of death and the ranks of the fallen soldiers.
Remembrance Day services
The service starts at 10:45 AM today at the Military Museums. The formal service is held outside the museum and following the service you can go inside to explore. Admission today is free.
Central Memorial Park
A ceremony is held here every year to pay tribute to all of the soldiers that have given their services to this country. The service starts at 11 AM in front of the library at the First World War statue.
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
This service starts at 10:30 AM and lasts for 75 minutes. The doors to the auditorium open at 9:30 AM and it’s recommended that you arrive as early as possible.
The ceremony starts at 10:30 AM in the park near the historical monument.
Aero Space Museum of Calgary
This is an outdoor ceremony that begins at 10:15 AM. A special talk will be given by John Melbourne, an Honourary Colonel that served in the Royal Canadian Air Force for 11 years.
Royal Canadian Legions
Most branches of the Royal Canadian Legion will be holding their own ceremonies today. Many services will be followed by lunch and refreshments.