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Innisfil marks Remembrance Day with cenotaph service, Bells of Peace

Innisfil remembers well.

From an emotional morning service at the town hall cenotaph to Bells of Peace ceremonies hosted by local churches later in the day, residents found ways to mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War on Nov. 11.

The cenotaph service included speeches from local dignitaries, a Royal Canadian Legion colour guard parade, laying of wreaths, a reciting of In Flanders Fields and a period of silence.

Later in the day, churches participated in Bells of Peace, a Canada-wide initiative where religious institutions rang bells 100 times — reliving a similar period in 1918, when European churches signalled the end of the Great War.

“This was a way to communicate an important message back then,” Rev. Howard Courtney said, before the ringing began at Innisfil Community Church.

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