War fallen will never be for­got­ten in town

Re­mem­ber­ing war he­roes on Novem­ber 11

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Lynn Love

This year marks the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War One and there have been a number of events or­gan­ised through­out the town to re­mem­ber the fallen.

On Armistice Day it­self on Novem­ber 11 vet­er­ans as­so­ci­a­tions, fam­i­lies of the war dead and dig­ni­taries will be amongst those gath­er­ing to pay their re­spects at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions across Wishaw.

We took to the streets to ask read­ers what Armistice Day meant to them and if they thought there was enough done each year to re­mem­ber those who died while serv­ing in our Armed Forces and oth­ers killed in con­flict.

Nether­ton man Brian Keat­ing said wear­ing his poppy each year is poignant re­minder of his grand­fa­ther. He added: “My grand­fa­ther was a

Wear­ing my poppy re­minds me of what my soldier grand­fa­ther went through Brian Keat­ing

soldier in World War 1 and wear­ing my poppy re­minds me of what he went through.”

Ge­orge Johnstone, of Wishaw, said: “For me the best thing is see­ing the won­der­ful turnout at the Ceno­taph in White­hall each year. There’s al­ways crowds and crowds of peo­ple gath­ered there to re­mem­ber the fallen. It’s a lovely sight.”

Elaine Mccreadie said the churches around Wishaw look stun­ning this year. The Wishaw woman added: “These men and women de­serve to be re­mem­bered and it’s lovely to see it still hap­pen­ing. There has been so much ef­fort put into this years cel­e­bra­tions.”

David Mar­shall, of Colt­ness, said: “You can see that so much ef­fort has been put into this year’s events across Wishaw.”

Won­der­ful turnout Ge­orge Johnstone

Soldier grand­fa­ther Brian Keat­ing

Lovely ef­fort David Mar­shall

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