On 9 July 2015 buglers from the Last Post Association played the Last Post for the 30,000th time beneath the Menin Gate, Ypres, Flanders Fields.
Broadford Students Honoured
The wreath is hand-made by Art Teacher Mrs Cathy Coppinger, containing over fifty [50+] individual poppies, each individually hand-made. This will add to Broadford’s already considerable contribution to the global 5000 Poppy project.
Who will remember, passing through this Gate,
The unheroic Dead who fed the guns?
Who shall absolve the foulness of their fate, –
Those doomed, conscripted, unvictorious ones?
Crudely renewed, the Salient holds its own.
Paid are its dim defenders by this pomp;
Paid, with a pile of peace-complacent stone,
The armies who endured that sullen swamp.
Here was the world’s worst wound. And here with pride
‘Their name liveth for evermore’ the Gateway claims.
Was ever an immolation so belied
As these intolerably nameless names?
Well might the Dead who struggled in the slime
Rise and deride this sepulchre of crime.