Ceremony of the Flags

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  • Sunday, August 7th, 7:30pm

  • Evangeline Mall

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Watch as approximately 200 Sea Cadets from H.M.C.S. Acadia in Cornwallis Park perform the Sunset Ceremony of the Flags at the Evangeline Mall Parking Lot. 

The tradition of the Ceremony of the Flags dates back several centuries to a time when townspeople grew crops and grazed cattle outside the town walls. Each day at sunset a horn or trumpet call was made to warn people to return to safety in the town and to signal the mustering and posting of guards for night watches. The night guard's muskets were fired and reloaded to ensure the powder was fresh and weapons were ready.

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