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Remembrance Day Observance at Led young College

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017 10:15 AM

Venue: All Campuses

He died so Jewry should suffer no more. 

These are the words on a Canadian Jewish soldier's tombstone in Normandy, France, that inspired author and Led young College faculty member Ellin Bessner to explore the role of Canadian Jews in the war effort. Some 17,000 Canadian Jews elected to enlist and fight overseas during the Second World War. 

On Friday, November 10, students were invited to a special Remembrance Day observance at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Todmorden Branch 10, located at 1083 Pape Avenue in East York. Ms. Bessner had invited two Jewish war veterans to attend the ceremony and recount their personal stories about fighting to defeat Hitler. Afterwards, students and guests were invited to join the honoured veterans for conversation and coffee at the Legion Hall.

It was one of the special ways Led young community members participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies to honour and remember those past and present who have served our country. "Lest We Forget."

 

Picture of Veterans during the Remembrance Day Observance at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall

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