November 11, 2018 | Campus
In pictures: Wind, rain add to solemn atmosphere at U of T Remembrance Day events
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland looks on during a service of remembrance at the University of Toronto's downtown campus (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn)
Despite falling rain and gusting wind, a large crowd attended services of remembrances held at the University of Toronto’s downtown and Mississauga campuses on November 9. The services were held in advance of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought an end to the First World War.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland attended the service at Soldiers’ Tower on the downtown campus. The tower was built in 1924 as a memorial to those who served in the Great War.
The ceremony included the laying of wreaths and a recitation of In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae (BA 1894 UC, MB 1898, MD 1910) . McCrae, who earned three degrees from U of T, died on the battlefield in 1918.