Special significance to Remembrance events
Weekend marks 100th anniversary of end of WWI
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email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 0141 309 4312 A weekend of remembrance will be marked by a series of events in Renfrewshire as the fallen of two world wars and other conflicts are saluted.
The services this year are especially significant, as 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Renfrewshire’s annual Children’s Remembrance Service will take place on Friday, November 9, and will be held at the Mossvale and St James Primary School campus in Paisley.
Among those attending will be members of the Royal British Legion Scotland – Paisley Comrades Division.
This will give pupils the opportunity to ask questions about the veterans’ experiences and the work of the Legion, before a minute’s silence is observed at 10am.
Commemorative events have been arranged on Armistice Day at war memorials across Renfrewshire, with a special evening service being held in Paisley Abbey to mark the centenary of the armistice of The Great War.
The service in the abbey will be followed by a concert of music, song and poetry performed by the Starlight Youth Music Theatre, Chamber Choir and the Johnstone Brass Band.
It will begin at 6.30pm and tickets are available directly from Paisley Abbey.
Provost Lorraine Cameron said: “It is important that we continue to remember the sacrifices that the members of the Armed Forces have made for us and educate our younger generations on what has gone before them.
“Renfrewshire has a proud military tradition and the services of commemoration are a chance to recognise those who have done so much to shape past, present and future generations.
“I would encourage you to come along to any of the services and pay your respects to the fallen.”
The full list of ser vices is : Houston 10am, Kilbarchan 10am, Renfrew 10.45am, Paisley 10.45am, Lochwinnoch 10.45am, Howwood noon, Johnstone 12.30pm, Elderslie 2.30pm and Bridge of Weir 3pm.
There will also be a service at Erskine Care Home at 10.50am
For more information, visit www. renfrewshire. gov. uk/ Remembrance services2018
■■■■ david.david.campbell01@campbell01@reachplc..trinitymirror.comcom■■ Well remembered Provost Lorraine Cameron last year with St James’ Primary pupils and a member of the Royal British Legion – Paisley Comrades branch
Respect Royal British Legion Paisley Comrades branch presenting the standards in Paisley last year