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DLD Remembers - Lest We Forget

The 2018 Remembrance Service was held on Monday 12th of November in the College Atrium Room. This year was particularly poignant as it marked the Centenary of the end of The First World War in 1918.

14 Nov 2018
Alumni News
The 2018 Remembrance Service was held on Monday 12th of November in the College Atrium Room. This year was particularly poignant as it marked the Centenary of the end of The First World War in 1918.
 
To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, Year 10 historians and teachers from the Westminster Bridge-based college curated and created an Armistice Day Exhibition which welcomed students and staff members as they entered the college atrium. The powerful exhibition depicted the start of the War, the atrocities associated with it and the end of the war, a reminder to us all of how futile war is.
 
An opening prayer was read, before Heads of College shared the names of former members of the college who gave their lives during the wars while fighting for their country, including Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Jones, VC, OBE, known as H. Jones. He was awarded the VC after being killed in action during the Battle of Goose Green for his actions as commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment during the Falklands War.

Principal at DLD College London, Irfan Latif continued the moving service with a reading of ‘Why the Poppy?’, followed by the compelling sound of The Last Post at 11am to mark the commencement of two minutes silence. A Year 12 student lay the wreath of Remembrance by the stage in an emotional tribute and the ceremony concluded with two prayers.
 
Irfan Latif commented, “The service was a poignant occasion and a fitting tribute to commemorate the Centenary. It’s important we do remember, not only the First World War but the many that have happened since. Not because it glorifies conflict, but because it brings people together to give thanks for the sacrifice of others. We do it to remember those who keep our country safe. The Kohima prayer which formed part of the Remembrance service, is as compelling as it was then as it is now ‘When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today’.
 
“I hope the important values of tolerance and respect resonate with the College. It is important that our students understand such a significant part of British history, and that we promote British values within our college to ensure that our young adults leave us prepared for life in 21st Century Britain.”
 

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