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Armistice Parade 2019
8th November 2019
The High School of Dundee has marked Remembrance with its traditional Armistice Parade and Service.
In tribute to all those members of the High School community and beyond who have died in all armed conflicts, the School’s Combined Cadet Force and Pipe Band completed a parade in front of the school.
The event was watched by pupils, staff, parents, former pupils, members of the public and guests, including military and civilian service personnel.
In honour, not only of those who have given their lives in conflict but also 84 High School of Dundee former pupils and staff whose names have been added to the School’s WW1 War Memorial, having been missed from the original Roll of Honour, (more news on this to follow), the school Pillars had been decorated with two, 3-metre wide wreaths which were made out of jute poppies.
During the ceremony a wreath was also placed in front of the War Memorial by the Head Boy, Lewis Byers, and Deputy Head Girl, Eilean Mauritzen, assisted by Junior Years pupils Sam Brass and Freya Galvin, whilst in a poignant moment in the proceedings Flowers o’ the Forest was played by Pupil Pipe Major Craig Gunn.
A prayer was delivered by the Very Rev Jeremy Auld, Provost of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Rector Dr John Halliday said, "It is important for all of us in school – pupils and staff - to remember and to learn.
"As ever we reflect on the sacrifices and mistakes of the past in the hope that we can learn and make the world a better place.
“This year we were also proud to be able to recognise the commitment of 84 additional individuals whose efforts were hitherto unknown. We will remember them.”
You can view more images from the event here.