U of T to mark Remembrance Day 2023 across its three campuses
Each year, the şüÀêÊÓĈµ community gathers to mark Remembrance Day with services to pay tribute to those who served and perished in the First and Second World Wars and other conflicts.
With Remembrance Day falling on a Saturday this year, U of Tâs in-person ceremonies will be held across the three campuses one day earlierÂ â Friday, Nov. 10. Flags will be flown at half-mast in honour of soldiers and veterans, including U of T students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Hereâs how U of Tâs campuses will mark Remembrance Day 2023:
The Service of Remembrance will take place at Soldiersâ Tower at 10:20 a.m. and will include a carillon prelude and postlude.
The ceremony will include words of welcome, a recitation of the poem âIn Flanders Fieldsâ â written by John McCrae, a physician and U of T graduate who served in the First World War â and a historical reading about a U of T alumnus who perished in the Italian campaign during the Second World War. The reading will be delivered by Capt. Angela Lam of the 25 Field Ambulance medical unit of the Canadian Armed Forces.
U of T President Meric Gertler, Chancellor Rose Patten and Governing Council ChairÂ Anna KennedyÂ will place wreaths at Soldiersâ Tower, as will U of T students, faculty and staff and representatives of the government and armed forces.
All members of the U of T community are welcome to attend.
U of T Scarborough
will begin at 10:45 a.m. in the Meeting Place.
The service, which will be attended by Â Wisdom Tettey,Â U of T Scarborough principal and U of T vice-president, will feature performances by U of T Scarboroughâs concert band, concert choir and string orchestra.
U of T Mississauga
Members of the U of T Mississauga community are invited to join the in front of the Davis Building, near the flagpole.
Alexandra Gillespie, U of T Mississauga principal and U of T vice-president, will attend the ceremony, which willÂ commence at 10:45 a.m.