As a remembrance of those who served in the First World War, the Royal Canadian Legion is leading an initiative to have bells toll across the country as they did a century ago when the guns fell silent on November 11, 1918.
On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.
The community of Souris will participate in 100 Bells. At sundown, approximately 5:10 p.m. the Souris Bell will toll 100 times. Descendants of those who fought in WWI are encouraged to come out to the Bell on Crescent Avenue to observe the remembrance.
When you hear the bells toll on November 11, take a moment to pause and remember all those who served and sacrificed.