A campus ceremony marking Remembrance Day will go virtual this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The plan is to present recorded elements of our usual ceremony, inviting faculty, students, staff, and all those interested to watch a video presentation at 11 a.m. Nov. 11,” says organizer Mary-Ann Rennie, special events manager in the Office of the President.
“It will include a message from the president, music by a bagpiper, a drama student reading the poem In Flanders Fields, and a performance of O Canada by a music student.”
She adds that the Armouries building will serve as a fitting backdrop: “thousands of Windsorites gathered at this same location in 1918 to celebrate the end of the war.”
Remembrance Day is observed on the anniversary of the armistice ending the First World War to pay tribute to members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.