Huge crowd pays respect to military veterans


Published: 11Nov2022

Standing at the podium surrounded by 1,500 people on the John Abbott football field, Joe Maxwell, gazed up into the sunny November sky and said “It’s good to be alive.”

A 97-year-old WWII vet, Maxwell was one of the special guests at the November 3 Remembrance Day ceremony featuring veterans and dignitaries who spoke, recited poetry or contributed with music. Anja Geitmann, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, addressed the crowd, and Defne Helvacioglu, Macdonald Campus Student Society President, recited the poem Nameless.

We extend our thanks to Mac retiree Bob McEwen, Tom Forrester (Facilities), and Bill Mahon (John Abbott College) and their teams for organizing this exceptional event. Lest we forget.

Read the full article in the McGill Reporter.

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