Community Gathers to Remember

The Act of Remembrance was attended by over 500 this morning. We were delighted to see so many turn out to remember and pay their respects to the local men who sacrificed their lives in the Great War.

School children, veterans and personnel from 205 (Scottish) Field Hospital were joined by local councillors and hundreds from the community at the Bridge of Don War Memorial. The service was led by Rev Louis Kinsey and Rev Jarod Meenan. The names of the men on the war memorial were read out as school children placed a cross for each one. Wreaths were laid and 2 minutes silence observed.

Music was provided by Granite City Brass Band.

Rev Louis Kinsey, minister at St Columba’s Church of Scotland said: “Remembrance is an important opportunity for the generations to come together in shared thankfulness to God for the sacrifices of the past and to stand beside one another in shared resolve to build a peaceful future.

“In a divided world, it’s a time to learn from one another and to draw near to each other. The Armistice centenary enables us to remember the grainy characters in old newsreels as the sons, fathers, husbands, brothers and friends that they really were.”

Photo Credits: Chris Sansbury. Douglas Taylor. Karen Somerville.

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