A crowd of staff, students, faculty and children from the York University Cooperative Daycare Centre gathered at the flagpole on Harry Arthurs Common yesterday under grey skies in a moving Remembrance Day service. Most of those on hand were led by piper Jim Raffan from Vari Hall rotunda. President and Vice-Chancellor Lorna R. Marsden welcomed everyone to the solemn ceremony and introduced Albert Tucker, president of the York University Retirees Association, who read “The Death-Bed”, a gritty poem by Siegfried Sasson. Later, Marsden with Ross McMillan, executive officer of the York University Student Centre, and Thomas Seager, veteran, placed two wreaths of remembrance at the foot of the flagpole. Trumpeter Randall Pilson, a York student, played “Last Post” and “Reveille” and Tucker read “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae.