Volume 91, Issue 43

Thursday, November 13, 1997

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A word of thanks

Re: Remembrance Day

To the Editor:
I just wanted to thank the people I witnessed on Tuesday observing a moment of silence as Middlesex struck 11 a.m.. This may sound odd, a fellow student thanking you for remembering, but perhaps I have a vested interest. I am thanking you for my friend, Bill Symons, who was killed in Cambodia in 1992 while serving there with the UN.

He didn't have to go there. He was with me in Cyprus from the summer of '91 to early '92. He was back in Canada for about two or three months when he volunteered to go. He said it was better for him to go, rather than someone else go and leave behind a wife and family who had already missed their father and husband for six months. Bill never came home.

On Remembrance Day, I remember not only the Canadians who went to South Africa in 1899, or to Europe in 1914 and again in 1939, or to Korea in 1950, but I also remember my friend, Bill, whom I shall never see again. He shall not grow old. Thank you.

David Garvin
Hon. German/Philosophy IV

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