On Nov. 11, more than 100 people gathered outside the Terrace Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13 to participate in the Bells of Peace ceremony, a nation-wide initiative to recognize the 100 year anniversary of WWI’s end. (Brittany Gervais photo)

On Nov. 11, more than 100 people gathered outside the Terrace Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13 to participate in the Bells of Peace ceremony, a nation-wide initiative to recognize the 100 year anniversary of WWI’s end. (Brittany Gervais photo)

VIDEO: Bells of Peace ceremony in Terrace

More than 100 people rung bells on Nov. 11 to mark centenary anniversary of WWI’s end

At sunset on Remembrance Day, a sound wave of 100 chiming bells filled the air outside the Terrace Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13.

Terrace joined communities, individuals and organizations across Canada in the Bells of Peace ceremony.

The initiative from the Royal Canadian Legion and Veterans Affairs Canada was organized to mark the 100-year anniversary of WWI’s end, and to remember the 650,000 Canadians who served, close to 66,000 killed, and more than 172,000 wounded.

At 4:38 p.m. on Nov. 11, a circle of bell-chimers went around and rang their bells until the count reached 100.


 


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