‘Bells of Peace’ to mark the 100 years of the end of the First World War

Record Staff – Sunday, November 11, will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. To mark this significant event, bells from across the country will resonate together recalling the moment in 1918 when, all over Europe, the bells rang to announce that four years of war and fighting were coming to an end. For the occasion, the churches of the Archdiocese of Sherbrooke have been invited to join the movement and will join those of Parliament Hill, city halls, places of worship, military bases, and ships. The bells will also be heard at the various ceremonies that will take place during this day to honor the work done by Canadian veterans. At the official time of sunset, 4:22pm in Sherbrooke, the bells will start to ring. They will ring 100 times at five-second intervals. “The sound of the bells, on November 11, will be an opportunity to remember those who have served our country and sacrificed their lives,” said Fr. Alain Larochelle, chaplain for the Royal Canadian Legion in Estrie and pastor of the Nativité-de-Jésus parish in Sherbrooke. Published in the Wednesday, November 7 edition of The Record.

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