Today is Remembrance Day, a day to commemorate Canada’s soldiers who fought and died for our freedom and democracy. Flags on campus are lowered in their honour. Please pay respect and show support for Canada’s veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Forces.
Remembrance Day at SLC
Please join us Thursday, November 11 in the Event Centre at 10:40am on the Kingston campus for a live stream of Canada’s National Remembrance Day Ceremony. Brockville & Cornwall campus will be live streaming in their student lounges. If you can't attend in person, we hope you will take the time to remember and attend virtually from your home, office, or classroom.
- Live stream of the National Remembrance Day Ceremony from The Royal Canadian Legion
Poppies are available around campus, including at the bookstore, cafeteria, library, Student Association, and the Welcome Centre. Poppies will be available outside the Event Centre before the ceremony.
Wreaths will be placed in the student lounge in both the Brockville and Cornwall campuses should anyone wish to pay their respects in person.
We ask that professors consider pausing class at 11am to observe a moment of silence with students who wish to participate.
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
- John McCrae
John McCrae is best remembered as the author of In Flanders Fields, the most recognizable poem of the First World War. McCrae was born in Guelph, Ontario and served as a gunner in the South African War. He was later a professor of medicine and physician at McGill University in Montreal. McCrae enlisted quickly at the outbreak of the First World War, hoping for a position as a gunner, but doctors were in short supply and he accepted an appointment as brigade-surgeon in an artillery brigade. (Source: Canadian War Museum website) Learn more.