Bells of Peace will ring out in Lillooet on Nov. 11

The Bells of Peace will ring out at sunset on Sunday, Nov. 11 at St. Andrew’s and St. Mary’s Church in Lillooet.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, bells of peace will be rung at churches, on Parliament Hill, at Canadian Forces bases, at branches of the Royal Canadian Legion and other locations from coast to coast to coast.

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Rev. JoAnn Hinter told the News members of the St. Andrew’s and St. Mary’s congregation will participate in the bell ringing and she’s hoping Lillooet’s Cadets will also join in. She added that community members, particularly those who had family members serving in World War 1, are also welcome to participate in the bell ringing as the sun goes down.

Sunset in Lillooet on Nov. 11 is at 4:26 p.m.

Please contact Rev. Hinter at 256-7037 if you would like to participate.

The Bells of Peace initiative is being organized by Veterans Affairs Canada and the Royal Canadian Legion.

The two organizations say, “As a tribute to all Canadians that served in this horrific struggle we are producing a program of remembrance for those from that era - an event that allows Canadians, if only for a moment, to stop, to remember and to feel, perhaps for a second, the joy that peace brought after so much death and destruction…We are asking religious organizations across the country to assist us in achieving this goal by participating by ringing their bells at sunset on Nov. 11, 2018. Our hope is all who hear the bells will stop and focus on the loss and sacrifice both on the battlefield and at home.”

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