I would like to extend a big thank you to all who attended our first annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Battalion Park on November 11, 2012. Despite the chill air, about 500 community members joined us in remembering and honouring our fallen soldiers and veterans.
After working for almost a year with the King’s Own Calgary Regiment, the Royal Alberta United Services Institute (RAUSI) and an outstanding team of Ward 6 volunteers,the eventat Battalion Park was a great success. Of course, this could not have happened without the hard work and> dedication of our volunteer committee.
The photo gallery belowcontains pictures fromlast year's event.
Remembrance Day 2013
Our teamwill be hostingthe second Remembrance Day ceremony at Battalion Park on Monday, November11, 2013.We are excited to continue thisnewly-establishedannualceremony and we hope that you will join us again this year.
More details about the event will be made available asNovember draws closer.
About Battalion Park
Battalion Park, originally named Camp Sarcee in 1914, commemorates the soldiers who
trained there before going off to Europe to fight in World War I. Members of the Calgary, Lethbridge, Central Alberta and Edmonton battalions hauled over 16,000 stones onto the hill
to form the numbers 137, 113, 151 and 51, representing the regimental numbers of their battalions.
In 1991, after members of the 157 Battalion lobbied to have the stones declared a historic
site, Battalion Park was opened.
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