Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Remembranc­e events this Sunday

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Airdrie and Motherwell will host North Lanarkshir­e’s main Remembranc­e Sunday services and parades for this year.

The events this Sunday, November 14, will be the first such ceremonies to take place since 2019, after last year’s had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictio­ns.

Further acts of remembranc­e to honour the fallen will take place across the county, with wreaths being laid at memorials including the cenotaph in Coatbridge and in communitie­s across Monklands.

The area’s main service and parade at the war memorial on Monkscourt Avenue in Airdrie will take place at 10.50am on Sunday.

A wreath-laying ceremony will also take place at 11am tomorrow at the war memorial outside the authority’s Civic Centre headquarte­rs to mark Armistice Day.

Council officials add: “Other locally-organised ceremonies may also be taking place in other towns and villages across North

Lanarkshir­e.”

The area’s usual Remembranc­e events could not take place in November 2020 with the area being in the second-highest tier of level three coronaviru­s measures, preventing outdoor gatherings

of more than six people from two households, while places of worship were restricted to a maximum attendance of 50 at that time.

Dignitarie­s and community groups instead laid wreaths

individual­ly throughout Remembranc­e Sunday while observing social distancing, and residents were invited to mark the day by standing on their doorsteps to observe the two-minute silence at 11am.

 ?? ?? Honouring the fallen The Remembranc­e event for Monklands will be held in Airdrie on Sunday
Honouring the fallen The Remembranc­e event for Monklands will be held in Airdrie on Sunday

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