As Britain pauses today to remember the fallen, senior lecturer David White has drawn together some thoughts as to why we should observe Remembrance Day.
In a video accessible to staff and students, David reminds us of the significance of the eleventh day of November and what our family members and ancestors endured so that we could have the freedoms we have today.
The Senior Engineering Lecturer accompanies his soliloquy with footage of servicemen and women engaged in global conflicts from 1914 to the present day, before asking us to join him in a two-minute silence.
After which, David reads the famous stanza from Laurence Binyon’s, For the Fallen, and plays The Last Post accompanied by footage of poppy fields.
A montage of the names of fallen Harper Adams students moves across our screens and fades out to David concluding his video with James Maxwell Edmond’s famous epitaph, “When you go home, tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today.”