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Remembrance Day service resonates with students

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Bag pipes precede the Canadian and UCC flag bearers into the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day service

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UCC Choir (Blue Notes) performing at the Remembrance Day Service; Boarders left to Right include Noorain Noorani, Andrew Cao, Tien Nguyen, Johnny Li, Arnold Cheung and Luc Cesta

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Stewards at the Remembrance Day Service include Xu Zhang (Wedd’s) and Tyler Burns (Athletic Steward)

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Will Labasi-Sammartino in the pews during the Remembrance Day service

The First World War saw approximately 1,100 Old Boys, staff and faculty enlist with 179 of these giving the ultimate sacrifice: their lives. UCC boarders contributed to a wonderful service on Tuesday, Nov. 11. It paid tribute to UCC veterans who played significant roles in the Great Wars that are well-documented in the books students read in history class.

Students witnessed a staged performance designed by UCC theatre students. It brought to life the student experience at the College during the Great Wars. Many current students also had the opportunity to meet UCC alumni who’ve served Canada in the past and those who serve Canada today in all corners of the world.