The sixth annual UNB Remembers ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall auditorium at UNB Fredericton.
UNB Remembers brings the university community together to pause and reflect on the effect of war on students, faculty and staff. The ceremony commemorates the service and sacrifices of UNB members in wartime and beyond.
“It’s really wonderful to see how the UNB community has supported the ceremony over the past six years,” says Dr. Sarah King, director of experiential education and a founding member of the UNB Remembers committee. “It has grown from twenty people in attendance to include representation and participation from faculty, students, and staff from across the campus. It is truly gratifying to see the impact and meaning this ceremony holds for our UNB community.”
This year’s ceremony will feature biographies of UNB alumni Capt. Frank Harvey Tingley (’10) and Flight Sgt. Arthur McLenahan (’42).
Melynda Jarrat, UNB alumnus and executive director of the Fredericton Region Museum, will speak about war brides. Ms. Jarrat is the author of Captured Hearts: New Brunswick’s War Brides. The volume delves into the rich history of hundreds of women who made their way to New Brunswick at the end of the Second World War between 1942 and 1948 with their servicemen husbands.
Wilfred Langmaid, UNB student advocate, will reflect the nature of war and remembrance. The Act of Remembrance will be read and a moment of silence held.
All members of the public and the UNB community are welcome to attend. Please join us as we gather to honour those affected by war – past and present.
The ceremony will also be available via live-stream at UNB Remembers.
Media contact: Paisley Sibbald
Photo: Cameron Fitch/UNB