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Western students are taking time out to remember those who served in past wars this week.
Every day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., representatives from the Canadian Naval Reserves and the Canadian Legion will be in the University Community Centre atrium working to recruit, distribute poppies and provide information to anyone interested.
"We want to make [our] presence felt and increase awareness over time," said Paul Hong, University Students' Council remembrance commissioner and officer in the Canadian Navy.
The USC created the position of remembrance commissioner a few years ago to raise awareness on campus, Hong said. "I bet most people don't even know there's a Naval Detachment in London," he added.
On Friday, a 30 minute Remembrance Day service will be held at 11 a.m. "It will be a multi-faith service including a bagpiper, trumpeter and the UWO Choir," Hong said.
A memorial to the night of broken glass
The Jewish Students' Union will be holding a memorial service today to remember Kristalnacht.
"On Nov. 9 1939, a massive wave of pogroms a wave of violence against Jews in Europe swept across Germany destroying homes, businesses and synagogues," explained Jordan Cares, JSU program director.
Today's service will include Holocaust survivor Manny Langer, who will speak about his experiences.
Western students will be reading poetry and children from the London Hebrew Day School will be performing.
The service will take place in the University Community Centre atrium at 12 p.m..