Armistice Day Ceremony
Tuesday 11 November 2014 at 10.30 am
"For the Fallen" (Binyon)
"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."
Members of the Association and their guests were again invited by the School to attend its Armistice Day Ceremony which was held in the foyer of the School at Lawton Road, Dundee. The assembled congregation of Staff, Present Pupils, Former Pupils, and Guests, including the Director of Education, Michael Wood, were welcomed by the Head Teacher, James Thewliss, on behalf of the School and by Dorothy Drummond, President, on behalf of the Association. Rosemary Matheson-Dear, Honorary President, laid a Wreath on behalf of the Association, and the School Captains, Ramsay Kershaw and Ellie Fraser, laid a Wreath on behalf of the School. Laments were played by piper Ruaraidh Proctor, while accompaniment to the Hymns, "Eternal Father" and "Abide with Me" was provided by the School Wind Band, conducted by Miss Audrey Bird. Mr Thewliss recited Binyon's tribute "For The Fallen" before the Two Minutes Silence. The Last Post was sounded by Pupil Oscar Holm-Huxley, and Pupil Skye McCord recited John Edmonds' verse
"When you go home, tell them of us, and say,
For their tomorrow, we gave our today."
The Reverend Andrew Greaves led Prayers and concluded this moving Ceremony with the Benediction.