Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
November 08, 2001
Remembrance day service planned
The University of Guelph will hold its annual Remembrance Day Service Friday, Nov. 9, at 10:45 a.m. in War Memorial Hall. The local community is invited to attend.
The service will feature a talk by Chancellor Lincoln Alexander, along with music, a wreath ceremony, a visual presentation, prayers and readings. A special symbol of the University’s history – a silver rose bowl filled with red roses – will sit at the front of the hall during the service. It was donated by Guelph graduate Kathleen Dowler Riter in honour of a friend and faculty member, RAF Captain John Playford Hales, who was killed in France in 1918.
War Memorial Hall commemorates students who served in the first and second World Wars. The memorial chamber between the two entrances contains two stained-glass windows, “War and Peace,” designed by renowned Toronto artist Peter Haworth.
The cornerstone for War Memorial Hall was laid in August 1923, and the building was dedicated on June 10, 1924. The building was a student initiative and made possible by financial contributions from faculty, alumni, government and the public.
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