Lest we forget
The region fell silent on Sunday morning to remember victims of war.
Poignant ceremonies were held in many towns and villages.
A two minute silence was observed at 11am to mark the time the First World War ended on November 11 in 1918.
Armistice parades were held at St John’s Church and Maxwelltown in Dumfries, organised by the Royal Brit-
ish Legion Scotland’s s Dumfries and Maxwelltown branch. A service took place in the church before the Armistice parade and was attended by MP Alister Jack, MSP Colin Smyth, Provost Tracey Little, council leader Elaine Murray, 2017 Queen of the South and Cornet and Cornet’s Lass among others.
A parade down Newall Terrace included Dumfries Pipe Band, Dumfries Sea Cadets, Royal British Legion and Mortar Pl 6th Bn Royal Regiment of Scotland, RAF, Merchant Navy, 1153 Squadron Air Training Corp and West Lowland Bn Army Cadet Force.
Wreaths were then laid at St John’s war memorial by the provost, Mr Jack and representatives from various organisations including the KOSB, RAF, Merchant Navy, Korean Veterans Association.
Dignitaries and soldiers stood in silence at 11am before the sounding of the Last Post.
At Maxwelltown War Memorial, the service was conducted by Mr Wilson Ogilvie.
Other services took place across the region including Annan, Lockerbie, Moffat, Gatehouse, Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas.
Salute A Police Scotland representative pays his respects
Politicians pay tribute At the service at St John’s
Paying tribute A wreath is laid at the memorial at St John’s Church in Dumfries on Sunday morning
On the march Cadets parade to St John’s Church in Dumfries
Colour party Flags are lowered at the Dumfries memorial
Music A piper plays at the Dumfries service