Fredericton School of Poets
Foreword HIS HONOUR LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR D. L. MacLAREN Four years ago this month the University of New Brunswick oih'se•rved Founders' Day for the first time in 142 years. i1onight we are assembled f Or a similar event, to pay tribute to those early citizens of this province whose vision and foresight laid the solid foundation iof what is today one of the outstanding educational centres in Canada, the University of New. Brunswick. It is a very -happyl occasion for me to be here to,speak to you briefly and late:r to perform an official duty as representative of His Majesty The King. F was very interested in reading recently the history of U.N.B. One could speak at length on its history,, its growth and improvements down through the years. Time does not permit me to do this. I am sure, however, that I, like many others, have been deeply impressed with the magnificent record of the university and 'especially the great success which has been attained by so many of her graduates. To those 'students who served in the armed forces, of whom there are some 500, and who are now once again taking up their studies, may I extend the grateful thanks of the people of New Brunswick for ajob well done. Some of you may find it diffi'ciiit to get back to civilian life and to become re-established. This is only natural to expect. But let me say toi, you that I have every confidence that lads who sboved the courage that you did, who have such stout hearts beatiin.g within you, who never failed, no, matter how difficult the objective, displaying that same courage, that same stoutheartedness will find no' objective, in civilian life that you will fail to overcome, once you set your c'ou'rse and go forward as of old, d':termined to win through. You have the stuff it takes. , I wish to 'take this opportunity to congratulate the university in having a,sl its president Dr. Gregg. He has all qualities necessary for .a great leader and brings to his high office exceptional administrative ability. Surrounded by abl,e 'Prpfessors and a Faculty of outstanding men, a bright future lies ahead for the University of. New Brunswick. To the student body—good luck and best wishes. You have a very high record of achievements to maintain. It is a challenge to you all, but I am sure youi will do your best to live up to it.