Act of Remembrance

Armistice Plaque, Great Hall

On Armistice Day, Wednesday 11 November, Homerton will come together from a distance, to share in an Act of Remembrance. 

We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to make this possible, and would be delighted if you would like to join us at 10.55am, from wherever you may be. 

 

Introduction: Professor Geoff Ward  (Principal)

Binyon’s Lines            

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.

Repeat                        We will remember them

 The Last Post: Hattie Clark  (2018 BA History)

 The Bell: Paul Coleman (Head of Catering)

 Silence

 The Bell: Paul Coleman             

 The Reveille: Hattie Clark

 Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen: Mariah Whelan (Poet-in-Residence)

Anthem   ‘Peace I leave with you’  setting by Amy Beach
Charter Choir (recorded July 2000) Conducted by Daniel Trocmé-Latter (Director of Music)

Wildpeace by Yehuda Amichai: Matthew Moss  (Director of External Communications and Development)         

Conclusion: Trish Maude (Fellow Emerita)           

We end with words by Abraham Lincoln

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right,

let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds;

to care for him who shall have borne the battle,

and for his widow and his orphan – to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.