Cllr Ann Le Blond

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

It has been a whirl­wind of meet­ings and meet­ing peo­ple and try­ing to get to grips with the coun­cil IT sys­tem the past few months.

This week­end though I was able to take part in the Re­mem­brance ser­vice, which I was so very proud to do.

I have fond mem­o­ries of be­ing a flag bearer at the Cam­bus­lang war me­mo­rial, when I was in the Girls Brigade and go­ing to the ser­vice when I was a child.

But the last few years I have un­for­tu­nately only watched on TV, which is a shame, as it is such a lovely thing to take part in.

I was hon­oured to be asked to a few dif­fer­ent ser­vices, I only wish I could have at­tended them all.

On such a gor­geous crisp win­ter morn­ing, death seems so far away but it was so poignant to stand there and re­mem­ber why we were there and why we should be so grate­ful to those men and women who have fought for our coun­try and our free­dom.

I wear my poppy with pride. I un­der­stand that some peo­ple choose not to as they see it as a glo­ri­fi­ca­tion of war or there is dis­com­fort at what it sym­bol­ises.

How­ever, I choose to wear my poppy to re­mem­ber; I have a fu­ture and there­fore I choose to re­mem­ber those who fought for that and also to thank the men and women who are still serv­ing in our armed forces and risk­ing their lives each and ev­ery day.

I also want to sup­port the veter­ans and their fam­i­lies by mak­ing a do­na­tion by buy­ing a poppy.

Lest we for­get.

Lest we for­get Coun­cil­lor Ann Le Blond

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