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Thursday, November 11, 2010

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  • Women and men in uniform came from Guelph and the surrounding area to participate.

    Women and men in uniform came from Guelph and the surrounding area to participate.

  • Women and men in uniform came from Guelph and the surrounding area to participate.

    Women and men in uniform came from Guelph and the surrounding area to participate.

  • War Memorial Hall before the Remembrance Day Service.

    War Memorial Hall before the Remembrance Day Service.

  • Video footage from Canadian military efforts overseas plays behind the Canadian flag.

    Video footage from Canadian military efforts overseas plays behind the Canadian flag.

  • The University of Guelph Chamber Singers and Women's Chamber Choir

    The University of Guelph Chamber Singers and Women's Chamber Choir

  • Nancy Sullivan, Vice-President, welcomes everyone to the hall.

    Nancy Sullivan, Vice-President, welcomes everyone to the hall.

  • The community participates in a responsive reading.

    The community participates in a responsive reading.

  • Young men in uniform lead the procession to the chapel.

    Young men in uniform lead the procession to the chapel.

Written by Oriana Tahireh Marsh

War Memorial Hall was full this morning as the community gathered to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Students and community memberes reflected on peace, sacrifice and freedom, as readings were performed by University of Guelph community members.

The University of Guelph Chamber Singers and Women's Chamber Choir contributed their musical talents to the occasion, singing Da Pacem Domine, In Flanders Fields, and We Shall Overcome.

Women and men in uniform came from Guelph and the surrounding area to participate in the ceremony.

The traditional Rose Bowl, a special artifact for the University, sat at the front of the Hall.  Kathleen Dowler Riter, a graduate of the Macdonald Institute gave the silver bowl to the University in memory of her friend, RAF Captain John Playford Hales, an OAC faculty member who was killed in France in 1918. 

The inscription on the bowl reads: "And from the ground there blossoms red life that shall endless be."

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