McGill University is pleased to again play host to the Royal Canadian Legion’s official Montreal Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. on McGill’s lower field.
The event will bring together veterans, dignitaries and the event’s special guest of honor, Marc Garneau, Member of Parliament for Westmount Ville-Marie. The ceremony will include a 21-gun salute from four cannons positioned in front of McGill's Arts Building, as well as the laying of wreaths and performances by military bands.
In honoring tradition, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians pause to remember the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service. Two minutes of silence will be observed at 11 a.m., between the first and second gun salutes.
WHO: Royal Canadian Legion, Quebec Command
WHAT: Remembrance Day ceremony
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
WHERE: McGill University, downtown campus, lower field
In the 20th Century’s two World Wars, McGill lost more than 600 men and women: 363 from McGill perished in World War I and another 298 lost their lives in World War II. McGill also made significant contributions to the medical care of wounded soldiers in both wars. Since then, members of the McGill community have helped resolve conflicts in Kosovo, Eritrea, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Please join us in reflecting on their sacrifices and ensuring they are never forgotten.