Anniversaries and Memorials
Every December 6, people from both sides of the harbour
remember the Explosion as they gather at the Fort Needham memorial. The
memorial is a dramatic skyward sweep of concrete that holds a carillon
Fort Needham is the largest of the memorials to the Explosion in Halifax
Every year, at 9:04:35 on December 6, the bells peal
through the north end.
Most of the survivors are gone now, but those who
are still alive make a special effort to attend. Their children and grandchildren
go too, to remember the families they never knew.
The crowds become younger, but they are as large