St.Mary's College Marks Remembrance Day
St Mary's College in Crosby organised a special event this week to remember the men and women killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts.
The whole school took part in a Remembrance Day ceremony at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - the time in 1918 that the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.
As part of the service, the college paid tribute to former pupils who have been killed in action. Their names are recorded on a plaque within the school building.
As the Last Post was played by a lone bugler, and during a two-minute silence at the moving climax to the ceremony, staff and students were able to reflect on the poignancy of the occasion bearing in mind the ongoing British losses in Afghanistan.
Principal Mike Kennedy commented: "St Mary's has very close links with the armed forces because of the thriving Combined Cadet Force which is based here at the school. "For this reason, Remembrance Day is a very special event which gives the whole school community the opportunity to honour the courage and sacrifice of those people who have fought for Britain and for justice in many conflicts over the years. "As ever, the ceremony was a sombre and moving occasion which really brought home the horrors of war to our students," added Mr Kennedy.
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