Field of Crosses and Valour Canada
Valour Canada and Field of Crosses are pleased to announce a new partnership that aims to educate Calgarians, Albertans, and Canadians, about the sacrifices thousands have made in service to Canada and in service of defending freedom worldwide. Six educational videos will be created by the two non-profit organizations; Five will be short educational vignettes, each will tell a story of one local veteran’s experiences, and the sixth will be a Remembrance Service documentary with commentary that describes and provides meaning to the different segments of the ceremony so that the uninitiated will better understand what they are seeing. Our goal is to provide teachers and schools with a video Remembrance Service that they can use in classrooms while maintaining their Covid mitigation measures.
The Field of Crosses Memorial Project
The Field of Crosses Memorial Project is visible to the public annually between November 1st and November 12th on the north side of Memorial Drive in central Calgary. Before we were confronted with Covid challenges, each day at sunrise and sunset, “a moving flag ceremony is held and school choirs, military pageantry, buglers, pipers, silver star families and honoured guests pay tribute to our fallen. Each evening at sunset a similar service is held and flags are lowered. Each morning, following the sunrise service, school students, veterans and special guests are hosted to breakfast at a nearby Legion where veterans and police officers sit with students and engage in meaningful conversations. On November 11 a touching Remembrance Day service is held and attended by over 5,000 and televised and streamed to 300,000 more” (From www.FieldOfCrosses.com).
To accommodate Covid restrictions this year’s daily ceremonies will be attended only by invitees. Please note that although the public is still permitted to wander among the crosses, the City of Calgary and Alberta Health Services’ occupancy limit recommendations for the site will be respected. For more information about attendance restrictions, please click here.
For more information about the Field of Crosses project, please visit their website.