Memorial University was founded, and is aptly named, as a living memorial to those who served in the First World War. It was later re-dedicated to also honour Newfoundland's war dead of the Second World War.
Each year, Cermonies of Remembrance are held to reflect on the lives lost and the sacrifices made by those who fought for country and future.
The 2013 ceremonies will be held at:
- Grenfell campus on Wednesday, November 6 at 11 a.m. in the Arts and Science Extension Atrium.
- Marine Institute campus on Thursday, November 7 at 11 a.m. at the Merchant Marine Memorial.
- St. John's campus on Friday, November 8, at 11 a.m., in the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, M.O. Morgan (Music) Building.
Memorial University St. John's, Marine Institute and Grenfell campuses are closed on Monday, Nov. 11, to mark Remembrance Day. No classes are scheduled for that day. However, some services of the Queen Elizabeth II Library are scheduled to be open.
The Newfoundland Book of Remembrance is now online and features page-turning software. (Note: you may need to install Flash on your system to access the pages.)