The Oban Times & WEST HIGH­LAND TIMES

The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

COM­MU­NI­TIES

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.

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