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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

David Platt, CD, M. Arch, MRAIC
Sol­diers’ Tow­er Com­mit­tee
Office: 416–961-3283