To honour fallen soldiers and present a donation to the Field of Crosses Memorial Project, members of the Calgary Police Service Honour Guard marched for about two hours Sunday morning to the field along Memorial Drive that will soon display thousands of white crosses.
The route to Union Cemetery from Mewata Armouries and then on to the Field of Crosses was meant to symbolize the journey that fallen members will have taken from enlistment, to internment and to a place of eternal memory.
Upon arriving at the Field of Crosses, the marchers presented a $5,000 donation to Murray McCann, who founded the annual memorial in 2009.
“Representatives from the Field of Crosses are honoured to discover that members of the Calgary Police Service had taken up the challenge,” said a statement from the Field of Crosses Memorial.
The donation was raised through several officers’ participation in the Exercise Freedom Together fundraiser in August, which was launched by the Field of Crosses to energize prospective donors to get outside and celebrate our freedoms.