Concertwill featuresongs fromWWI
commemoration on Sunday is an opportunity to pay tribute not just to the men of Balfron who lost their lives in battle, but to all those who suffered as a result of the First World War and subsequent conflicts. We are proud that we now have a memorial fit for their memory.”
The Rededication will be followed by a united Service of Worship in Balfron Church. Like the outdoor observances, this will be open to everyone.
In the evening, the events will conclude with Battle’s Over – Ringing for Peace at 7.05pm in which Balfron Church bell, with those throughout the country, will be rung to mark the actual time when the guns of World War 1 fell silent. The Last Post will be played at the church door as the final act of the day.
In Balfron Library the Heritage Group will mount a special exhibition and reprise the Garden of Remembrance display created for September’s flower festival.
Historian Jim Thomson of the village’s heritage group said: “With four years of commemoration now behind us, we can but reflect on the inscription at the Kohima War Cemetery (India), ‘When you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today.’” Members of Scottish Opera will be joining Killin Community Choir for a concert to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.
The concert will be held tomorrow (Saturday) in the McLaren Hall, Killin, at 7.30pm, and will include many popular songs from that era as well as music from more recent times.
There will be performances by local schoolchildren and everyone is welcome. Money will be raised for local charities and there will also be a bar.
Tickets cost £10 for adults, concessions £8, and family tickets £20.
There will also be a performance of Faure’s Requiem at 4pm on Sunday, November 11 in Killin Church to mark Remembrance Sunday and the anniversary of the end of the war.
Smartened up Balfron War Memorial refurbished for events to mark the end of World War One Poignant ceremony Villagers at the unveiling of the war memorial in 1922