By Doug Sweet
A century ago, student soldiers, alongside their staff and faculty colleagues, marched and paraded on the lower field of the downtown McGill campus before heading off to a terrible war.
By the end of that conflict, the First World War, more than 3,000 McGillians had gone overseas to fight and more than 360 never came home.
Again this year, McGill will play host to Montreal’s Remembrance Day ceremonies, on the lower field of the downtown campus, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Given that 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, this year’s ceremonies are particularly poignant. To mark this moment, Chancellor Michael Meighen will address the crowd to commemorate the significant contribution McGill made to the war effort 100 years ago.
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November 6, 2014