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Armistice Parade 2021
12th November 2021
The High School of Dundee has marked Remembrance with its traditional Armistice Parade.
In tribute to the fallen, including all those from the High School community who have died in armed conflicts past and present, the School’s Combined Cadet Force and Pipe Band completed a parade in front of the school.
The event was led by CCF Captain Graham Rodger, with Rector Lise Hudson giving a reading from A prayer to God and to one another (Sue Gilmurray).
A wreath was placed on the School’s War Memorial by Heads of School, Sneha Sripada and Sophie Elder, assisted by Junior Years pupils Alexandra Clark and Jamie McRobbie.
In a poignant moment in the proceedings Flowers o’ the Forest was played by Pupil Pipe Major Rory Grant before a two-minute silence was observed.
For this year’s event pupils and staff were able to be present, with the ceremony broadcast live via social media so that the wider HSD community, and the local community, could also be part of it. You can watch the video below.
Rector Lise Hudson said, “The annual Remembrance Parade is a key event in the High School Calendar and is always a very moving occasion as we pay tribute to the dead of all conflicts.
“The importance of marking Remembrance and pausing for reflection on its significance never diminishes. We remember the suffering and sacrifice that was endured in the hope that generations of today and tomorrow will learn the lessons of yesterday.”
During Remembrance week, the School has been selling poppies to raise money for the Scottish Poppy Appeal, while a sale of hot chocolate in aid of the charity Horseback UK was also held after today’s event.
To further mark Remembrance, until Sunday the school Pillars are being lit red in the evenings.
You can see more images from the Parade here.