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Church bells will ring in Wedgeport legion's catchment area Nov. 11 to commemorate 100th anniversay of end of First World War

The Wedgeport legion says the churches in its catchment area will all take part in the event Sunday, Nov. 11, when (at sunset) bells will ring to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
The Wedgeport legion says the churches in its catchment area will all take part in the event Sunday, Nov. 11, when (at sunset) bells will ring to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. - Contributed

All 10 church bells in the Wedgeport Legion Branch 155 catchment area will ring simultaneously 100 times at five-second intervals on Remembrance Day, Sunday Nov. 11, at sunset, more precisely beginning at 5:02 p.m.

The Pinkney’s Point and Comeau's Hill churches are closed. (The Pinkney's Point church was actually demolished over the past year.) However, their bells will be brought to the church sites and rung 100 times. The Quinan bell in the church steeple does not work, but a church bell will be brought there to be rung also.

The bells at the churches in Melbourne, Wedgeport, Pleasant Lake, Tusket, Sainte-Anne-du-Ruisseau, Amirault's Hill and Surette's Island will ring.

The ringing of church bells this Remembrance Day is a national initiative.

One-hundred years ago in 1918, celebratory bells rang out across the world to mark the end of the First World War. This year’s initiative honours the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War.

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