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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
On the morning of Friday 11 November, pupils, staff and Old Johnians congregated around the School’s Quad to commemorate Armistice Day in a moving ceremony that paid tribute to those who have lost their lives in the service of their country.
The Last Post was sounded on the trumpet by Henry Benzikie (Lower Fifth, North), and the School fell silent for two minutes, remembering Old Johnians and others who have given their lives to conflict.
The School Chaplain, Rev. Charlie Moloney, prayed on behalf of St John’s, and read the Act of Remembrance. Lt Col Ainsley Rawlings and WO2 Steve Vine stood alongside senior cadets, who lowered the School’s CCF banners in a salute of respect.
The Headmaster, School Captain Alec Fleming, and Old Johnian Patrick Gardner placed wreaths on the War Memorial in the centre of the Quad, and the St John’s community stood together to remember the fallen.
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