War fallen will never be forgotten in town
Remembering war heroes on November 11
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