East Durham College Holds Remembrance Service 2013
Wed, 2001-11-28 00:00
Today East Durham College’s Houghall Campus hosted its 2013 remembrance service to remember fallen service men and woman.
The Royal British Legion service at Houghall, in Durham, was attended by all staff and students as well as members of the Spennymoor and Ferryhill branch of the Royal Naval Association.
College staff member Julie Carmichael played The Last Post which was then followed by a two-minute silence around a newly-planted remembrance tree at the front of the Houghall site.
Following the impeccably observed silence, poems were read and attendees laid wreaths around the remembrance tree to mark the occasion.
Meanwhile at East Durham College’s Peterlee sites on Willerby Grove and at The Technical Academy, The Last Post was played and a two minutes silence was observed at 11am.
East Durham College, Vice Principal Sally Hudson was proud to see so many people coming out to pay their respects.
Sally said: “It was wonderful to see so many young people wanting to take part in the two minutes silence.
“It is important that educational establishments such as our college encourage young people to take part in the Armistice Day and Remembrance tributes, helping them to understand the importance and relevance of the people and events that we remember by showing respect for all those who have given their lives in the service of our country.”