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A century later, remembrance lives on

Remembrance Day ceremony at Queen's University to held at Grant Hall on Friday, Nov. 9.

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With Remembrance Day falling on Sunday, Nov. 11, the Queen's community ceremony will be held at Grant Hall on Friday, Nov. 9. (University Communications)

The Queen’s community will gather once again this week to mark Remembrance Day. With Nov. 11 falling on Sunday, the university’s service will be held in Grant Hall on Friday, Nov. 9. Doors open at 10:30 am.

Alma Mater Society President Miguel Martinez will lead the ceremony and Chaplain Kate Johnson will speak at the service. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. The event is also open to the Kingston community.

On Friday evening a special ceremony will also be held in front of The World Remembers memorial, from 8:15-8:30 pm.

The World Remembers memorial has been hosted at Queen’s since Sept. 20. Through the powerful expression of remembrance and reconciliation, the names of all war dead killed in 1918, regardless of which nation they were fighting for, are projected onto the outer wall of Grant Hall from 8 pm to 7:30 am.

Friday evening’s event will include a reflection from Chaplain Johnson, a bugler performing The Last Post, and two minutes silence. Kevin Deluzio, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, will also speak while wreaths will be laid by Chancellor Jim Leech and Ginette Denford of Physical Plant Services. All are welcome.

To learn more about The World Remembers read this Gazette article, or visit theworldremembers.org.

To learn more about the Queen’s community’s contributions to the Canadian First World War effort, visit the Queen’s University Archives website.

A permanent exhibit of remembrance is also on display in the Memorial Room of the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC).

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The World Remembers memorial is projected on the outside wall of Grant Hall. (University Communications)