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Harrison College students pay tribute to war dead

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IT WAS A solemn occasion as students of Harrison College paid respects to their fallen soldiers.

The school took part in its annual Remembrance Day ceremony, where the cadet corps marched around the school’s cenotaph and the principal, head boy and head girl placed poppy wreaths.

Officer in charge of the Harrison College Cadet Corps, Lieutenant Geoffrey Wallace said a number of Harrisonians had given their lives during the two world wars so the school used the opportunity to pay tribute to their bravery and sacrifice.

Students took vantage points from all around, including from windows of surrounding buildings as members of the corps took up positions at the four points of the cenotaph area while the other members, including the band, took up positions along the perimeter.

The ceremony included a reading of In Flanders Field, a popular World War I poem; hymns, prayers and a scripture reading as well as a moment of silence for the fallen and songs from the band – The Last Post and The Reveille.

While the sun was blazing hot, the cadets did not show any discomfort and they executed their routines admirably. (CA)

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