Dundee re­mem­bers

Poignant cer­e­monies held on Re­mem­brance Sun­day

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - BY JON BRADY

Lord Provost Ian Borth­wick joined vet­er­ans, cadets and crew mem­bers of HMS Dun­can, in­clud­ing ship com­man­der Eleanor Stack, along­side mem­bers of the pub­lic to re­mem­ber the sac­ri­fices made by lo­cal men and women over the course of sev­eral decades and a num­ber of con­flicts.

Yes­ter­day, the Royal Marines Band led a pa­rade down Re­form Street from the High School of Dundee, af­ter which wreaths were laid at St Mary’s Church’s Gar­den of Re­mem­brance by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the city and all three branches of the armed forces.

Af­ter a ser­vice in­side St Mary’s Church, a fur­ther re­mem­brance cer­e­mony was held at the war me­mo­rial at the top of Dundee Law.

Other re­mem­brance cer­e­monies were held at The Black Watch me­mo­rial at Powrie Brae, while fallen sub­ma­rine col­leagues were re­mem­bered at an­other cer­e­mony at the In­ter­na­tional Sub­ma­rine Me­mo­rial at City Quay.

The Royal Naval Re­serves also held a re­mem­brance ser­vice on board HMS Uni­corn yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Hymns were sung, which were ac­com­pa­nied by the Dundee In­stru­men­tal Band, and wreaths were laid by the Lord Provost and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. The Very Rev. Mgr. Aldo Canon An­gelosanto was guest preacher.

Mr Borth­wick said: “The cer­e­monies were very well at­tended and the peo­ple of the city turned out in their usual way, to honor the dead of two world wars and the many con­flicts there­after. “It was most com­mend­able.” For­mer sol­dier Martin Brady held a re­mem­brance event with a dif­fer­ence on Satur­day. His 11km “Run to Re­mem­ber”, rais­ing money for Help for He­roes, was at­tended by more than 100 run­ners.

DUNDEE re­mem­bered its war dead with a num­ber of poignant cer­e­monies at the week­end.

Ma­jor Colin Gray, pres­i­dent of the Dundee branch of The Black Watch As­so­ci­a­tion, wait­ing at the top of the Law for the wreath lay­ing cer­e­mony to be­gin.

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