The Oban Times & WEST HIGHLAND TIMES
all across Lochaber came together once again at the weekend to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our country.
Many Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies and services were held, including at Fort William and Spean Bridge.
All were moving and sombre, and there was added poignancy this year given that 2016 marks the centenary of the horror story that was the Battle of Somme. That dreadful struggle, which saw so many casualties, would have been uppermost in the minds of many people as a result of the anniversary.
However, the annual remembrance events also honour the fallen from all our other conflicts, many of which are of very recent vintage. So it was gratifying to witness the involvement of numerous young people from our splendid youth organisations.
Remembrance events are part of the fabric of our society and it is essential they continue.