Bells of Peace on Remembrance Day will be held at Charlottetown churches
Bells of Peace on Remembrance Day
The Bells of Peace will toll 100 times as they ring out across the country at the setting of the sun. 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. You can follow an historical journey from East to West, as commemorative ceremonies recognize Canadian events and people that helped shape the Great War on the Legion website. Sun sets at 1644
For example, in our home city of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island we commemorate:
In August of 1914, Canada joined the war effort and the following day, artillerymen from the 4th Regiment Canadian Garrison Artillery in PEI were among the first to set sail from Charlottetown harbour. By November 1914 the Island had raised an artillery unit that was later designated the 2nd Canadian Siege Battery. Of the 3,696 people on Prince Edward Island that enlisted in the First World War, approximately 400 were killed in action.