The staff and students of Dover Grammar School for Boys marked Remembrance Day with a special assembly in the School Hall. As it is the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, the focus this year was on the people who lost their lives in the Holocaust, and the staff and students of DGSB who fought and died between 1939 and 1945.
The School’s Combined Cadet Force led the assembly with a formal guard of honour. The chimes of Big Ben were followed by a two minutes’ silence which was observed by the entire school. Trumpeter Harry Yarnell performed the Last Post and Alex Judd played the Reveille. The school sang “I vow to thee my country” and crosses were presented in memory of those who had lost their lives. Mrs Lees shared her own reflections following the loss of one of her ex-students in the war in Afghanistan and the assembly concluded with prayers led by members of the CCF. It was a moving occasion and the school was united in its promise never to forget those who had given their lives in the pursuit of peace in our world.
11 November 2009