Brock to lower flags to remember death of University’s namesake

The flags in front of Brock University’s Schmon Tower will be lowered to half-mast on Tuesday, Oct. 13 to commemorate the death of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock.

The University’s namesake was killed on Oct. 13, 1812 while defending Niagara from the American invasion at Queenston Heights. He was 43 years old.

He earned a knighthood, membership in the Order of Bath, accolades and the nickname ‘Hero of Upper Canada’ for his role in the War of 1812.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Brock was unable to host its annual birthday celebration for the General this year. Under normal circumstances, Brock community members would gather on the University’s main campus to celebrate with cupcakes, singing and history presentations. Sir Isaac Brock would have turned 251 on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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