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Ceremony of Remembrance

Memorial University is aptly named as a living memorial to those who fought in the first and second world wars. Each year, a Ceremony of Remembrance is held to reflect on the lives lost and those who fought to leave a better world for those who remained.

This year’s ceremony will take place in the Robert G. Reid Theatre in the Arts and Administration Building, St. John’s campus, on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at
11 a.m.

This year’s focal point will be the reading of letters sent from the battlefront of the First World War by Capt. Kevin Keegan, a member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, by his son-in-law Maj. Nicholas Neve. There will also be a limited number of forget-me-not commemorative pins designed by Professor Rob Shea and with artwork by artist James Long distributed to guests. A reception will follow in the Founder’s Gallery.

As the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War approaches in 2014, Memorial is reviewing its remembrance activities and seeking the public’s input. Please visit to review the ways and provide suggestions as to how Memorial presently remembers those who have sacrificed in service to their country. Participation in the online survey is very much encouraged by Nov. 16, 2009.