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GSPS Pipe Band taking part in worldwide playing of “When the Battles O’er” on Nov. 11

Local pipers and drummers invited to take part in Remembrance Day day ceremony
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The Greater Sudbury Police Pipe Band will be participating in a worldwide playing of “When the Battles O’er” at Memorial Park on Nov. 11. Local pipers and drummers are invited to join. (File)

This year, Nov. 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. 

The signing of the Armistice of Compiègne between the Allies and Germany took place at 6 a.m. on November 11, 1918 and came into effect at 11 a.m. that same day ending the fight on the Western front.

The College of Piping in the United Kingdom is spearheading a worldwide participation of pipers and drummers. They have asked that pipers and drummers attend their local cenotaph and play “When the Battles O’er” (Over).

The Greater Sudbury Police Pipe Band will be participating in this event.

"On behalf of the Pipe Band, we are inviting any other local pipers or drummers to attend and participate," said a GSPS news release. "If you wish to participate, please attend our cenotaph located in Memorial Park, downtown at 5:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11."

Members of the public are also encouraged to attend.

For more information on the Battles O’er Tribute, please visit www.collegeofpiping.org/sign-up-for-battles-oer-tribute/




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