Lest we for­get

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - REMEMBRANCE DAY - Jackie Grant

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

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