Excerpt from The St. Andrew's College Review: Midsummer, 1919
In issuing this number of the review the editors have in mind, as a dominating thought, that of doing honour to the memory of Old Boys of St. Andrew's College who have given their lives as a sacrifice to British id... eals. That it is but a poor tribute to those who have rendered so great a service we well know. Yet we do not think it fitting to refrain from doing what we can on that account. No act of tribute, however great, can in the smallest measure ever offset the sacrifice of life. Tribute paid to the memory of the dead is subjective. The objects of it no longer are in¿uenced by our acts nor stirred by the gross manifestations of the human mind. Yet we are in¿uenced by what they have done and the honour we pay to their memory is an index to our own ideals and our own capacity for appreciating what is noble and good. Such tribute is a species of symbolism. Devout worshippers sometimes make the sign of the cross when praying to the deity, in honour of the sacrifice of Calvary; a grateful people honour the memory of heroic dead by erecting memorials - a monument, a chapel, a tablet or the publication of a record of their deeds. Neither has an intrinsic value, and it is to no purpose but to reveal the secret of the heart.
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