Remembrance Day 2018
Four Darwin High School students have continued the School’s longstanding tradition of participating in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Darwin Cenotaph on Sunday 11 November.
By teacher Judy Boland
Sunday 11 November 2018 marked the centenary of the signing of the Armistice, which ended World War I, “the war to end all wars”. Sadly, this was not so, with many Australian lives, including Territorians’, lost in subsequent conflicts.
Alanah Hardy, Drew Holloway, Caitlin Date, Peter Pangquee and Nuhansi Wijesinghe all braved the heat and humidity to represent Darwin High School at the annual Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph to honour those men.
Alanah delivered the Ode with the aplomb of a veteran, and the school has received many compliments on her presentation.
Later in the early evening, a Service was held at Christ Church Cathedral, where the Minute’s Silence was observed. The Silence coincided with 11.00 am Paris time, and was part of a world-wide event that saw people all over the world fall silent to the minute, exactly 100 years after the Armistice was signed.
The students were a great advertisement for Darwin High School in their distinctive formal wear and received many compliments on their presentation and demeanor.