Council building is beacon of support
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
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