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Bells of Peace will ring out in the County

On Nov. 11, 1918 church bells rang out spontaneously across the country to celebrate the signing of the Armistice. After four years and many young men and women dead or injured, the First World War was officially over.

One hundred years later, on Nov. 11, 2018, churches in Prince Edward County will commemorate Armistice 100 Remembrance Day by participating in the Royal Canadian Legion’s Bells of Peace.

On November 11, 2018, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada, from coast-to-coast will mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of bells.

At sunset, church bells will toll 100 times. With each peal, those listening are asked to remember the close to 66,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders at that time, who were killed in the First World War; the 172-thousand wounded and the countless others who suffered invisible, yet painful wounds.

More than 650,000 Canadians served.

Picton United Church, Cressy United Church, Glenora United Church, St. Mary Magdalene Anglican, Picton, St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Milford, St. John’s Anglican Church, Waupoos, will all toll their bells 100 times at sunset on Nov. 11, 2018. St. Mary Magdalen is also having Jazz Vespers that evening at 7pm.

Picton Legion Branch 78 will start its annual Poppy Campaign Nov. 2-3rd on the streets of Picton. Funds gathered are spent on in the community for support the local Hospital Foundation, Cadets and Hospice. Veteran’s Services are available to anyone who served.

The Remembrance Day Service in Picton is to begin at 10 am at Picton United Church with a ceremony and laying of the wreaths at the cenotaph to follow.
Bay of Quinte Pipe and Drum Corps will be playing and the Cadets and Girl Guides will be joining in the march down Main Street after the ceremony.

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