Hundreds mark Remembrance Day on campus

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Hundreds of staff and students turned out to mark Remembrance Day at a special wreath-laying ceremony at Loughborough College on 11th November.

The ceremony marked the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, when fighting ended in the First World War, and also to remember the brave service people who gave their lives fighting in conflicts around the world.

Wreaths were laid by Jo Maher, Loughborough College’s Principal & CEO; Loughborough MP Jane Hunt; College Governor Stuart Lindeman; Mick Grewcock, Asst Chief Fire Officer Leicestershire Fire and Rescue; CSGT Lee Wragg, of the Coldstream Guards on behalf of the British Army; Chris Manton, on behalf of Royal Navy and Dale Richardson, on behalf of Royal Air Force.

They were joined by more than 100 public services students as well as former College Public Services student Georgie Dove who performed the Last Post on the bugle and former student Helen Kavanagh, who is now a member of the British Army and was available to speak with students about her route into the forces.

In addition, hundreds of staff and students attended the ceremony to hear poems and observe the traditional two-minute silence.

Jo said: “It was fantastic to see so many staff and students attend our ceremony and observe the two-minute silence. Holding a Remembrance Day service is an important event in our calendar as it enables our college community to come together to remember the sacrifices made by our brave service people who laid down their lives for the democratic freedom of future generations.”

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