November 11, 2021

Good morning everyone,

Today is Remembrance Day, a day to honour the generations of women and men who answered the country’s call and fought to keep Canada peaceful and free.

To ensure everyone in our community can join together to honour Remembrance Day, we have prepared a commemorative video, which I invite you to watch.

I encourage every member of the Carleton community to observe a two-minute moment of silence at 11 a.m. today. It is an opportunity to honour the millions of Canadian soldiers who have served throughout our nation’s history, many paying the ultimate price.

Our flag is at half-mast and wreaths have been laid at the flagpoles on Library Road near the Azrieli Theatre. Those who are on campus are invited to visit the wreaths to pay their respects.

Carleton’s own history is deeply tied to our veterans. Founded in 1942, Carleton was envisioned as a place of learning to meet the needs of those returning from serving in the Second World War.

Today, we remember the courageous women and men who served, and those who continue to serve, to ensure our freedom. Let us never forget.



Benoit-Antoine Bacon
President and Vice-Chancellor