College staff, students and invited guests observing two minutes silence

Respects Paid To Fallen Service Men and Women

Sun, 2002-07-07 01:00

College staff, students and invited guests all paid respects at services across all East Durham College sites today

Today East Durham College hosted remembrance services to remember fallen service men and woman.

Staff and students at the Peterlee Campus all made their way to the atrium for 11am this morning where lecturer Colin Hughes read a short speech before The Last Post was played marking the beginning of the two-minute silence.

Meanwhile at the College’s Houghall Campus, in Durham, all students attended a service which was held in the Arboretum’s memorial gardens at the front of the site.

Following the impeccably observed silence, poems were read by members of staff and attendees laid wreaths around the remembrance tree to mark the occasion.

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.”