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Remembrance Day Service 2022 at the University of Guelph

Remembrance Day Service

Indigenous Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 8

Join the U of G community as we recognize Indigenous Veterans Day and honour the important contributions made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis veterans in service to Canada.

November 8 @ 9 to 9:15 a.m. – by the flag at the corner of College Ave. and Gordon St.

The event includes:

  • Lowering of the Canadian flag
  • Remarks from Cara Wehkamp
  • Last Lament

Remembrance Day Service

Friday, November 11

As U of G honours those who have served and continue to serve during times of conflict, students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in a Remembrance Day event that begins in Branion Plaza and processes to War Memorial Hall (event takes place rain or shine).

November 11 @ 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. – Branion Plaza to War Memorial Hall

The event includes:

  • Formal remarks in Branion Plaza
  • Community procession to lay wreaths at War Memorial Hall
  • Choir and Last Post on steps of War Memorial Hall

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae