Posted on November 12, 2020
Remembrance Day holds a very special place in the hearts of all those who’ve passed through the gates of St Joseph’s College. Honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in war in order to preserve our country’s freedoms is always a solemn and respectful occasion at Joeys.
This year’s commemoration began with a special Mass in the College Chapel and was later followed by a minute’s silence at 11am, as boys gathered near the Resource Centre to hear the Last Post and Reveille played by Year 10 student Rafferty Allison.
An accomplished trumpeter, Rafferty felt privileged to be able to pay tribute to the fallen.
“I always start off nervous,” he said. “But when I look out and see all the boys and teachers, and they’re all really engaging and listening to you, I feel a great sense of pride.”
He said we all owed a debt to the men and women who gave their lives for their nation, and in particular those Joeys boys from generations past.
“There are many Joeys students who contributed to war efforts and many Joeys families were affected by it, and I feel lucky to be able to play for them. It’s unbelievable what they did for us.”
Lest we forget.