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REF NO.: 97

SUBJECT: Memorial holds annual Ceremony of Remembrance

DATE: Nov. 9

Note to editors:

Memorial University of Newfoundland will hold its annual Ceremony of Remembrance tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. in the Reid Theatre of the Arts and Administration Building on the St. John’s campus.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to join members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56, and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band for a moving tribute. 2005 is marked as the Year of the Veteran and this year's ceremony will include participation from current Memorial students serving in the Canadian Armed Forces and a dramatic excerpt from the play by Frank McGuinness, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme.

Meantime, the Marine Institute will hold its Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 12 p.m. at the Merchant Marine Memorial situated on Ridge Road. Students, faculty, staff are invited to join in this special event to commemorate the armed and merchant navy forces that participated in the world wars. Students from the institute's nautical science and marine engineering programs will participate in the ceremony along with naval cadets and officers with the Department of National Defence detachment (St. John’s).

On Nov. 11 the university will be closed but President Dr. Axel Meisen will participate in the St. John's Remembrance Day ceremonies which are held at the downtown War Memorial.

Media agencies are encouraged to send representatives to this year’s Ceremony of Remembrance.

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For further information, please contact Ivan Muzychka, manager, Communications, Memorial University, (709)737-8665, (709)687-9433 or


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