Remembrance Day service set for Friday, Nov. 9

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on Nov. 11, 1918, that ended the First World War.

At 11am that day, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.

Remembrance Day honours the men and women who were killed during the two world wars and other conflicts. Previously known as Armistice Day, it was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.

The York community is invited to attend York University’s Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9. The ceremony will take place at the Harry Arthurs Common – York Flagpole, from 10:40 to 11:15am. The community is invited to gather in Vari Hall Rotunda by 10:30am, when the piper will lead the procession to the flagpole.

Poppies will be available for sale in the Office of University Events and Community Relations, Ross Building, S324; the Bennett Centre for Student Services; in the lobby of the West Office Building; and in the offices of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 283 York Lanes.