You might notice something special on Memorial Drive as we approach Remembrance day.
Saturday over 100 volunteers came out to help set up over 3200 crosses for the annual Field of Crosses display that recognizes soldiers that put their lives on the line for Canada from Southern Alberta.
Director of the project, David Howard said there was a feeling of gratitude in the air today, “People were humbled, they were taken back. You look across the river at this great city and all the opportunities that we have. We gain these opportunities on the backs of the soldiers that put the uniform on every day. We had over 100 people that were thankful for the freedoms they have”.
Howard wants people to understand that our veterans are getting younger. He says there are many young kids that come back who try to transition back into society. They can’t find jobs, put food on the table, and some that are homeless. Howard encourages everyone to help Vets that are in need through the Canadian Legacy Project’s Annual Veterans Food Drive.
The crosses are along Memorial Drive between 3rd Street NW and Centre Street. Sunrise and Sunset ceremonies will be held between November 1st and November 11th.