Remembrance Day & Armistice Day 2015

Remembrance Day & Armistice Day 2015

Ceremonies and parades have been held in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth and across North Lanarkshire to remember servicemen and women killed in conflict.

In Edinburgh, the first minister attended the annual service at St Giles’ Cathedral and laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Scotland.  The wreath laying was held at the Stone of Remembrance outside the City Chambers on the Royal Mile. Remembrance Sunday events were also held across the country.

Poppyscotland has lit up buildings and landmarks in “poppy red” to mark the commemorations.  Our picture shows the SSE Hydro Arena in Finnieston, Glasgow glowing in ‘poppy red’.

poppy smallOn Wednesday 11 November – the 11th hour of the 11th month – Armistice Day.  100.8 Revival FM will go silent for two minutes at 11.00am as a mark of respect as ‘We Will Remember Them’:

 

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.

Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), published in The Times on 21 September 1914.

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