City of Toronto to honour Canadian First World War veterans and commemorate poem In Flanders Fields
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City of Toronto staff and Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32 Beaches-East York), Vice Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee, will join Captain Dr. J. S. Niles, Regimental Padre of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, to honour First World War veterans and commemorate the poem In Flanders Fields.
Date: Wednesday, June 18
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: The Airman’s Memorial (median on University Avenue at Dundas Street)
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The City of Toronto has planted 100 poppies in planters at the Airman’s Memorial to honour the service and sacrifice of the many Canadians who fought for their country and to recognize the historic and cultural significance of John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Fields. Captain Niles will recite the poem.
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