Trib­utes to war dead

Lennox Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Carla Tal­bot

Res­i­dents across Dum­bar­ton, Alexan­dria and He­lens­burgh gath­ered on Sun­day for a se­ries of events to re­mem­ber those who lost their lives in con­flict.

Re­mem­brance Sun­day events were held across West Dun­bar­ton­shire and Ar­gyll and Bute, with hun­dreds of peo­ple pay­ing their re­spects to those who gave their lives for the coun­try.

In Dum­bar­ton for­mer and serv­ing mem­bers of the armed forces, cadets, civil­ians and lo­cal dig­ni­taries gath­ered at Le­ven­grove Park.

And in Alexan­dria hun­dreds gath­ered at the ceno­taph in Christie Park, in­clud­ing Martin Docherty MP, Dum­bar­ton MSP Jackie Bail­lie, coun­cil leader Johnathan McColl and Provost Wil­liam Hen­drie, who all laid wreaths.

There were also ser­vices in Old Kil­patrick, Mil­ton, Bowl­ing and Renton.

In He­lens­burgh sailors from HM Naval Base Clyde joined res­i­dents for a cer­e­mony at Her­mitage Park.

Base com­man­der Com­modore Mark Gayfer laid a wreath at the town’s ceno­taph and Rev­erend David Young led the cer­e­mony, which was at­tended by mem­bers of He­lens­burgh Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, the Sub­mariners’ As­so­ci­a­tion, chil­dren from Her­mitage Pri­mary, lo­cal cadets, Red Cross, Boys’ Brigade, Girls’ Brigade, Scout groups, Girl Guides and He­lens­burgh Pipes and Drums, among oth­ers.

In Cardross the com­mu­nity coun­cil and churches held an act of com­mem­o­ra­tion at the vil­lage war memo­rial, with vet­er­ans and mem­bers of youth or­gan­i­sa­tions mus­ter­ing out­side the church.

West Dun­bar­ton­shire Provost Wil­liam Hen­drie said: “Re­mem­brance Day al­lows us to re­flect on the im­por­tant work of the armed forces and for us to hon­our and re­mem­ber the brave men and women who lost their life in past and present con­flicts.

“We had many ser­vices across West Dun­bar­ton­shire on Sun­day, al­low­ing the pub­lic to show their sup­port to the fam­i­lies who have lost loved ones and also to the fam­i­lies of serv­ing per­son­nel from West Dun­bar­ton­shire and be­yond.”

To­gether He­lens­burgh res­i­dents gather for the Re­mem­brance ser­vice

Poignant Re­mem­ber­ing fallen he­roes

Dis­play Ser­vice­men and women were amon

Re­spects Coun­cil leader Jonathan McColl, Labour leader Martin Rooney and Con­ser­va­tive Sally Page lay wreaths

Lest we for­get MP Martin Docher­tyHughes, MSP Jackie Bail­lie and MSP Mau­rice Corry pay their re­spects at Christie Park

Flo­ral trib­utes Wreaths of pop­pies were lai memo­rial in Christie Park

Re­mem­brance A pipe band lead­ing the procession at Christie Park

Com­mem­o­rat­ing Com­modore Mark Gayfer

In mem­ory Emer­gency ser­vices pay their re­spects

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