Remembrance Day Service in Campbeltown

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Published Date: 

29 Oct 2012 - 11:59

The Act of Remembrance will be held at the War Memorial at Kinloch Green at 10.50am on Sunday 11 November 2012. This will be followed by a Service at the Highland Parish Church at 11.40am.


The Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS) Campbeltown Branch will lay a wreath at the Cross of Sacrifice and poppy crosses on the War Graves in Kilkerran cemetery on Saturday 10 November 2012 at 10.50am. Everyone is welcome to come along to both events.


George Rahman, Chairman of the Royal British Legion Scotland Campbeltown Branch said, “Remembrance offers us all individually and as a community to pay our respects to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country, in past and present day conflicts.


“Today our brave servicemen and women are still fighting in Afghanistan.  The sacrifices they make protect us from terrorism and ensure our continued freedom. Remembrance is not just to remember those who died in WW1 or WW2, it is also to remember all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the many recent conflicts since.


“I would encourage everyone in the community to show their support and to be involved, whether marching with us, or joining us at the Memorial for the Act of Remembrance”.


Deputy Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, Councillor John Semple said “There are few families in Kintyre who have not lost loved ones in war and armed conflict serving in our armed forces. We have a brave history of service stretching back through the years. I am deeply honoured to represent Argyll and Bute Council in marking our respects to those who will never be forgotten”


Marching contingents and members of the public who wish to march to the War Memorial are asked to meet at 10.15am on Sunday 11 November at Campbeltown Old Quay. Free tea and coffee will be provided for everyone marching. Those who are laying wreaths as part of the official ceremony are invited to attend a short briefing at the War Memorial at 10.30am. 


There will be an opportunity at the end of the official wreath laying ceremony for individuals to place their floral tributes on the War Memorial. At the end of the Act of Remembrance the parade will march to the Highland Parish Church.