By Amaly Alfi
Kingston University remembered fallen soldiers past and the present with a two minute silence at 11am on Friday.
Stan Brown, the University Chaplain, said it was a ‘unique day’ which allowed people to take a moment from their own lives to remember those who fought not only in war, but who are currently fighting for peace in foreign nations.
Vice Chancellor, Professor Julius Weinberg, was involved in wars himself in Zimbabwe and Bosnia, and had stated that “armies had become instruments of peacekeeping” as they respect humanity and fight to save lives or improve them.
The two minute silence, followed by the plantation of poppies onto a made ‘poppy garden’, was a great symbol of respect and unity as the University came together to remember the soldiers.
The ‘International Prayer for Peace’ was read out, reiterating our respect for the soldiers still at war around the world.
The day wasn’t only for those who died in previous wars, but those who are currently dying as the world is still not at peace.
There was a Remembrance ceremony led by Stan Brown on Sunday 13th at the civic acts of remembrance in Kingston and Surbiton for ‘Remembrance Sunday’.