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Public Services Staff and Students Mark Remembrance with College-Wide Ceremony

Posted: 10th November 2023 - 3:50pm

Students and staff across the College paid tribute to fallen service men and women across the world in a touching ceremony organised by the Public Services department.

The service began with an introduction and welcome from College and University Chaplain, Reverend Chris Stevens, before Chair of Governors, Stuart Lindeman presented a recital of What is Remembrance. Deputy Lord Lieutenant Robert Allison then read Graham Cook’s poignant poem, Remember.

Speaking at the ceremony, Revd. Stevens reflected, “It’s good to remember the gift of freedom we have must not be taken for granted. We must look after this precious gift, handed down to us from previous generations.”

Public Services students Maddison Hughes, Philippa Brighty, and Atoms Talapins then took to the stage for moving readings of A Soldiers Poem, In Flanders’ Field, and Ode to Remembrance respectively. Signalling the start and finish two-minute silence at 11am, BA (Hons.) in Public Services Management learner Georgie Dove played The Last Post on the bugle.

Representatives from the Armed Forces, emergency services, the College Executive Team, Governors, and local MPs office then laid wreaths with written messages of remembrance. Amongst the messages read tributes including, “Lest we forget. Remembering students and staff at Loughborough College.”