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.
• Mythical last words aside, Brock’s commemoration pushes on