St George's College remembers - Lest we forget

Students and staff at St George’s College took part in a special service today (9 November), to commemorate Armistice Day, more commonly known as Remembrance Day.

Although Remembrance Day takes place on the 11 November at 11am, the College took this opportunity to gather together before Sunday and stand in silence to honour and remember all those who have died in conflict.

A special service took place in the Chapel led by College Chaplain Father Martin CJ. Members of staff and students read out the names of those Old Georgians who have been killed at war and read poems dedicated to all those who lost their lives. In a very moving moment, one of the students performed 'The Last Post' on his trumpet before the congregation stood in silence for 2 minutes. It was then time for the College Captains and two of the College's youngest students to take poppy wreaths and place them on the First World War and Second World War memorials by the Chapel entrance.

Head of History and Politics at the College, Mr Barham, also delivered some thought-provoking reflections for the students to consider as they paid their respects. These reflections can be viewed HERE.

Please click here to read an account of the service given by our Old Georgians during World War 1.

9 November 2018

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