Post Tagged with: "Remembrance Day"

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Laurier honours those who served in annual Remembrance Day ceremonies

Last Monday, Nov. 11, marked 101 years since the end of the First World War, a conflict which saw the death of over 61,000 Canadians, and the wounding of over 172,000. To commemorate, Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as the Laurier History Students’ Association, hosted a number of events, including its annual Remembrance Day ceremony in the concourse. The ceremony […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Local, National, News ·
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Remembrance Day ceremonies commemorate the end of the First World War

For those who had laid a sacrifice of freedom more than a century ago, this past weekend offered a commemoration of the horrors our forefathers experienced so that we might have the opportunity to exist in an era of peace. This passing Remembrance Day, also known as “Armistice Day,” held on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Unsigned: Personal stories of tragic historical events are essential

This week in Features, Mitchell sat in on a presentation delivered by a Holocaust survivor at the University of Waterloo. These stories of survivors are much more personal and effective than reading a story in a textbook. As time goes on, we’re losing more and more of the people who can share their personal stories about the Holocaust and other […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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A day of Remembrance at Laurier

On the morning of November 11, students, staff and faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University came together in the concourse to commemorate members of the armed forces. The event, hosted by the Wilfrid Laurier University History Students’ Association, featured numerous presenters, including Laurier’s vice-president of student affairs, David McMurray, who read the famous war poem, “In Flanders Fields.” “I am so […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, News ·