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Muskets fired, flags lowered to remember death of Sir Isaac Brock

Posted by Samantha on Oct 14th, 2011 and filed under Gallery, Top stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Re-enactors fire muskets at the flag lowering and commemoration of Maj.-Gen Sir Isaac Brock.

Re-enactors fire muskets at the flag lowering and commemoration of Maj.-Gen Sir Isaac Brock.

Staff and students gathered in front of the Schmon Tower this morning for a flag lowering ceremony commemorating the death of Sir Isaac Brock.

Re-enactors fired muskets and a bugle player sounded the “Last Post” at the third annual event, which honours the University’s namesake.

“He gave his life in a cause that forged the course of history and led to the creation of Canada,” said Rudi Kroeker, chair of the Board of Trustees. “He was a true hero and we are fiercely proud that our university is named after him.”

Brock died on Oct. 13, 1812 – 199 years and one day ago – in the Battle of Queenston Heights.

The celebration of Maj.-Gen Sir Isaac Brock continues tomorrow with General Brock’s October Soirée.

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Re-enactors stand at attention.

Re-enactors stand at attention.

The sound of drums punctuated the flag lowering and commemoration of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock.

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