Remembrance Day commemorates the anniversary of the Armistice agreement, on 11 November 1918, that ended the First World War. The University will be closed on November 13 in lieu of Remembrance Day.
Service in the Chapel
On Saturday, Nov. 11, King’s honours Remembrance Day with a service of Choral Evensong in the Chapel. A simple remembrance in prayer and song, led by the Chaplain and Chapel Choir. No sermon. No glorification of war. Simply a remembrance. Members of the local Halifax Rifles regiment read the names of Kingsmen killed in action in WWI and WWII, as well as the Halifax Rifles Fallen in WWII and Canadians killed in action in Afghanistan. The Last Post is played and the Chapel Choir sings Funeral Ikos by John Tavener. The service begins at 5PM in the King’s Chapel.
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.
(Laurence Binyon, 1914)