Remembrance Day is looking a little different this year.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the ceremonies held throughout Calgary to commemorate the sacrifices that Canadians made in the world wars will be held virtually this year, being live-streamed online.
According to a release from the City of Calgary, three ceremonies will be held this Wednesday, November 11.
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The Military Museums
The Military Museums is hosting a service that is closed to the public this year, though it will be live-streamed online at the Military Museums’ Facebook page starting at 10:20 am.
The service will also be broadcast on CTV National on its TV and digital channels.
Field of Crosses
While the Field of Crosses usually hosts a service that is open to the public, this year will see a private ceremony held and broadcast on Global Calgary from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
Those hoping to join in virtually will also be able to stream the service online.
The city is asking the public to avoid travel on Memorial Drive during the ceremony.
The park reopens to the public at 2 pm, but will only be able to accommodate 100 people at any given time.
Canadian Pacific Remembrance Day Ceremony
CP is hosting a private ceremony this year, which will be live-streamed starting at 10:45 am. The CP locomotive steam whistle will still sound at 11:01 am to begin the moment of silence.