The university chapel commemorates Remembrance Day with a simple service of Sung Mattins, led by the Chaplain and members of the Chapel Choir. Members of the Halifax Rifles Regiment read the names of the King’s fallen, with a moment of silence and a bagpipe lament, and student prayers from different faith traditions. No sermon, no glorification of war. A remembrance.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
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.