Brock to mark Indigenous Veterans Day, Remembrance Day this week

Members of the Brock University community are encouraged to take time this week to observe two important days of remembrance.  

On Tuesday, Nov. 8 for Indigenous Veterans Day, Canadians are asked to reflect on the legacy and service of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples to Canada’s war and peacekeeping efforts.  

On Friday, Nov. 11 for Remembrance Day, Canadians will pay tribute to members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Military Police who died serving Canada during times of war, conflict and peace, and honour those who continue to serve the country today.  

Brock students, staff, faculty and librarians are encouraged to reflect on the service, courage and sacrifice of all veterans at home, around the world and across generations.  

A Remembrance Day gathering will be held in Brock’s Ian Beddis Gymnasium on Friday, Nov. 11 beginning at 10:45 a.m.  

Lynn Wells, Brock Provost and Vice-President, Academic, will deliver opening remarks. In addition to a moment of silence at 11 a.m., the ceremony will include traditional Indigenous songs, a bugle and pipes, the singing of O Canada, the reading of the poem In Flanders Fields and the placing of wreaths in front of the Brock cenotaph.  

The University community is invited to visit, which includes information about the two national days of remembrance, the program for the Remembrance Day gathering on Friday, Nov. 11, and links to local Remembrance Day ceremonies in the community.

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