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East Sussex College Hastings hosts annual memorial service to mark Armistice Day.

Students, staff, and war veterans gathered in the atrium at East Sussex College Hastings on Friday 15th November to remember fallen servicemen and women.

Each year, Public Services students plan and organise the Remembrance Service and Parade at Station Plaza campus to remember and honour those who lost their lives in wars and conflicts over the last century.

Hastings Parachute Regimental Association, Hastings War veterans, the Mayor of Hastings, and members from the Royal British Legion were all in attendance to join together to say ‘Thank You’ to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

Students and tutors filled each of the five floors to watch the service. The parade began at 10:30am with a coordinated march from the Level 2 and 3 Public Services students. Guests then heard readings from the college principal and a local priest. Children from the Jigsaw nursery then laid two poppy wreaths before the five standard bearers lowered their flags on the first note of the Last Post.

The bugle player then sounded the last few notes as the bearers began to raise their Standards and on the final note, the college observed two minutes of silence.

Jim Sharpe, Principal, East Sussex College Hastings said:

“Our Remembrance Service is a special date in the college’s calendar and we were proud to mark this occasion of remembrance with a special service. It was important for us to welcome our distinguished guests and members of our community to join us in saying thank you to the fallen war heroes and ensure they aren’t forgotten.”

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