Remembrance Day is marked in Canada every year on November 11. It is a national commemoration day for the more than 118,000 Canadians who have died in military service.
At Acadia University, we traditionally join with the Royal Canadian Legion's local branch to remember the service, sacrifice, and loss of those who served. Because the global pandemic has prevented us from having large gatherings, there will only be online and private opportunities to show respect.
November 8 at 7 p.m. - The Manning Memorial Chapel will present a pre-recorded video service to mark Remembrance Day on its YouTube channel and website. The event will be led by Acadia Chaplain Rev. Dr. Marjorie Lewis and feature traditional readings and music to honour those who served. Dr. Peter Ricketts, President and Vice-Chancellor, will also share his thoughts on Acadia and its community's many contributions.
November 11 - The Dr. C.B. Lumsden Branch No. 74 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Wolfville will present a video of a small ceremony on its website. The Legion also encourages the public to visit on-campus and local merchants to get a poppy to honour of their fallen comrades and support veterans and the Legion.
The public may also wish to purchase a memorial wreath, which will be laid during a virtual ceremony and displayed outside the Wolfville Legion on Main Street, Wolfville. Please drop by the Legion or contact 902-691-2001 to contact their Poppy Campaign coordinator.
Acadia University will also hold a small, private ceremony to lay wreaths on behalf of the campus community at the War Memorial Cenotaph. The wreaths will remain on display from November 11 to 18.
The campus community is invited to take a private moment and honour the men and women from Acadia who made a difference during wartime.