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U of T community to gather in rememberance

November 7, 2011

Fallen students, alumni, faculty and staff to be honoured in annual ceremony

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony on the main campus will take place on Friday, November 11 from 10:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the foot of the Soldiers’ Tower at Hart House Circle. The service will include readings, prayers, hymns and the laying of wreaths.

The service will be officiated by Canon W. Ebert Hobbs, Fort York Branch, Royal Canadian Legion; Rabbi Aaron Katchen of Hillel at University of Toronto; and Pandit Suraj Persad, Hindu faith leader with the Campus Chaplains Association. A carillon prelude and postlude will be performed by Minako Uchino and Clara Rozee.

“Through the supreme sacrifice of those who died fighting we continue to exercise and enjoy the freedoms of a democratic society,” says David Platt, chair of the Soldiers’ Tower Committee. “These freedoms remain vital today at the University of Toronto, where intellectual discourse and research flourish to the benefit of all.”

A public reception in the Great Hall of Hart House and a children’s reception in the East Common Room will follow the service.  The Memorial Room in the Soldiers’ Tower will be open until 3 p.m.

The University’s annual service is sponsored by the University of Toronto Alumni Association.

For more information, please contact:

Kathy Parks
Administrator, Alumni Committees
University Advancement
Office: 416-978-0544
soldiers.tower@utoronto.ca

David Platt, CD, M. Arch, MRAIC
Chair
Soldiers’ Tower Committee
Office: 416-961-3283
david.platt@utoronto.ca