Hundreds celebrate Remembrance Day at Macdonald Campus

Photo gallery from the Nov. 8 Remembrance Day ceremony at Mac Campus

The gusty cold wind that buffeted yesterday’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Macdonald Campus only made people huddle closer together in the tight ring that encircled the permanent War Memorial. Veterans wrapped their older brethren in blankets to ward off the chill.

It was fitting that just a few days away from 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, people closed ranks and drew comfort from each other.

As in previous years, Canada’s war veterans were honoured by hundreds of people, most of them children from local elementary and high schools. They came bearing small Canadian flags that, at ceremony’s end, they planted around the War Memorial one by one.


They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We shall remember them.
We shall remember them


Ils ne vieilliront pas comme nous,
qui leur avons survécu
Ils ne connaîtront jamais l’outrage
Ni le poids des années.
Quand viendra l’heure du crépuscule
Et celle de l’aurore,
Nous nous souviendrons d’eux
Nous nous souviendrons d’eux