Ringing the Bells of Peace on Remembrance Day

John Crawford

It was a day to honour the nation's veterans and those that never made it home.

In communities here in the northwest and all across the country, ceremonies were held to salute the sacrifice and service of Canada’s military men and women.

In Terrace, members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the RCMP once again led a procession that included the Canadian Rangers, the 747 Air Cadets,  First Nations leaders, fire fighters and ambulance paramedics and many other groups, marching to the sounds of the Terrace Pipes and Drums Society.

As they have for decades, the paraders marched from the Safeway parking lot to the Tillicum Theatre for a solumn service,  with music from the Terrace Community Band.

[PHOTO:  Remembrance Day 2018 -- Terrace BC  -- John Crawford CFTK-TV]

Then they headed up Lakelse Avenue for a wreath-laying ceremony at the cenotaph at Terrace City Hall.

But this year, there was something special added to the day's proceedings, to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice.

As the sun set at 4:38pm, members of Branch 13 of the Royal Canadian Legion led a bell-ringing ceremony to mark the moment when the guns fell silent.

[PHOTO:  Marking 100th anniversary of WW1 Armistice -- Terrace BC  -- John Crawford CFTK-TV]

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