The Bells of Peace commemorative service in Barriere was led by Glen Andrews shown with Elsie Radford who is ringing the bell of peace. Laura-Ann Farquharson photo:

Church of St Paul and Barriere Legion ring the bell of peace

On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada marked 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.

In Barriere, The Church of St Paul and the Barriere Legion hosted a commemorative ceremony to help Canada Remember. The service was led by Glenn Andrews and began with a brief history.

Legion and church members took turns striking the bell or reciting poetry.

As the sun set the final 10 tolls rang out in remembrance of those who have lost their lives and in honour of Barriere’s Veterans.

After the ceremony those who had gathered stayed to break bread and remember.

 

Legion members and Church of St. Paul members attended the ceremony outside the church. Leslie Stirling Photo:

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