Today, LCC continued its long-standing tradition of honouring war veterans and recognizing those who perished in the wars. Between the two world wars and Korean conflict, LCC counts 76 fallen soldiers among its alumni, and there were countless more who bravely fought on Canada's behalf.
LCC students, faculty, staff and guests gathered at Junior School, Middle School, Senior School & Pre-U assemblies to remember all who have served over the years and to reflect on their sacrifices.
Fittingly, the assemblies took place in our Memorial Gym, an historic venue built in tribute to LCC alumni who lost their lives during the Great War. The Memorial Gym was designed and built by LCC alumni with donations from Old Boys, and was officially opened in February 1922 by Governor General Baron Byng of Vimy (commander of the Canadian Army during the Battle of Vimy Ridge). All LCC Remembrance Day services have taken place in the gym since inception.
The ceremonies included a moving rendition of Be A Candle of Hope performed by the Junior School LCC Chorale, readings from letters from Old Boys at the front, poetry recitations, John McCrae's In Flanders Fields, performances by the concert band, a piper and bugler, a moment of silence, and the laying of a commemorative wreath by students.
As time distances us from these events in history, and especially given that we no longer have a living member from the first world war among us, it is a priority for the school to preserve the memory of those who served our country.