Coun­cil build­ing is bea­con of sup­port

Hamilton Advertiser - - REMEMBRANCE -

A hun­dred years after the guns fell silent, Hamil­ton is pre­par­ing to hon­our the Fallen.

The town will gather to re­mem­ber their sac­ri­fice this Ar­mistice Sun­day, Novem­ber 11.

Churches across Hamil­ton will be hold­ing Remembrance ser­vices (see page 46) in the morn­ing.

And crosses of Remembrance will be placed at the Ceno­taph on Both­well Road later that af­ter­noon.

Ian Forsyth MBE, con­vener of the Joint Ex-ser­vices Com­mit­tee and a vet­eran of the Se­cond World War, said: “As we are all aware, this is a very spe­cial year.

“Remembrance Week for many of us is al­ways spe­cial be­cause Novem­ber 11, 1918, brought and end to what South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s head­quar­ters in Hamil­ton has been lit up red to show sup­port for the Scot­tish Poppy Ap­peal.

The Dou­glas Street side of the build­ing will be lit up un­til Sun­day.

The coun­cil’s vet­eran’s cham­pion Mark Hor­sham said: “The coun­cil HQ is an iconic build­ing and can be seen for miles across South La­nark­shire. Light­ing it up in this way is just a small mea­sure of the ap­pre­ci­a­tion we all have to­wards those who served, sac­ri­ficed and changed our world for­ever.

“It does, of course, have added sig­nif­i­cance this year, with it be­ing the cen­te­nary of the end of the First World War, and it is our in­ten­tion to do this ev­ery year from now on.”

The pain and suf­fer­ing for many con­tin­ues

Veter­ans­mem­bers of the Royal Bri­tish Legion Scot­land at last year’s Remembrance Day ser­vice161117vcmem_11 Up the line to death Ypres in 1917 Ten­sion Pre­par­ing to go over the top

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