Re­mem­ber­ing those who made sac­ri­fice

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East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Paul Thom­son

Re­mem­brance Sun­day saw mil­lions of peo­ple pay trib­ute to the men and women who have made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice for their coun­try.

The News vis­ited East Kil­bride town cen­tre to ask shop­pers what Re­mem­brance Day means to them.

Iris Sand­lan from West­wood said: “It’s a very im­por­tant day in the cal­en­dar be­cause these peo­ple went out and put their life on the line so we could have peace and free­dom.

“Veter­ans should get more help with the things they have seen and the trauma they’ve been through. I re­ally do be­lieve it should never be for­got­ten.”

Mean­while, vet­eran Jim Marrs re­vealed he al­ways raises a glass to his for­mer com­rades.

He said: “I served 22 years and lost a cou­ple of good mates. I al­ways re­mem­ber them.

“There’s a few of us who are veter­ans and we al­ways have a cou­ple of halves in their mem­ory.”

St Leonards man Bob Japp took time to re­flect on those he lost dur­ing con­flict.

He said: “My fa­ther, grand­fa­ther and un­cles were all in the war. I lost my grand­fa­ther and I just missed be­ing called up my­self by a year.

“I’m al­ways think­ing of them so it means a lot to me.”

Lisa Mills from East Mains said: “There’s not as much as there should be for veter­ans and I think they should get more fi­nan­cial sup­port.

“Peo­ple gave their lives for what we have now, so we should al­ways re­mem­ber them.”

I served 22 years and lost a cou­ple of good mates. I al­ways re­mem­ber them... Jim Marrs

Never for­get Iris Sand­lan

Per­sonal trib­ute Vet­eran Jim Marrs

Think­ing of the fallen Bob Japp

More sup­port for veter­ans Lisa Mills

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