Local Legions mark Armistice with Bells of Peace


    Legions in Petrolia and Watford will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the Bells of Peace.
    Across the country, Legions are encouraging churches to ring their bells 100 times, just as they did 100 years ago at the end of the war when the Armistice was declared.
    Joe Card of the Petrolia Legion hopes people will pause to think about that historic moment.
    “If you hear those bells ring, I want you to stop and think for a moment about that day,” he says.
    “I want people to imagine the happiness of the war being over and all their loved ones coming home. And also those who didn’t come home,” Card said after Sunday’s wreath laying ceremony.
    In Petrolia, Victoria Hall and several local churches will ring bells at 5:30 pm.
    In Watford, the Trinity Anglican Church and the old Watford Fire Hall will ring their bells at 6 pm.