We Will Remember Them

Published on Thursday 11 November 2021

We Will Remember Them


…They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Angus Provost Ronnie Proctor –

“Today is Armistice Day. At 11am today, please take two minutes to silently remember those brave souls whose sacrifice allows us to lead the lives that we lead and to enjoy the many freedoms that would otherwise be beyond us.

“I would also request that you do the same this Sunday – Remembrance Day in a year that the Poppy Appeal marks its centenary. The poppy appeal has been supporting our service men and women, veterans and their families since 1921.

 “In a time of adversity as a result of a global pandemic, we may reflect on the restrictions we have endured for many months. But be in no doubt, our forebears and elders endured and emerged unbowed from far greater conflicts and adversities than we currently face. History has shown us that no matter how dark the hour, brighter days lie ahead.

 “I also pay tribute to the service men and women who continue to serve our country throughout the world and closer to home. They are a credit to us all and we should be very proud of their hard work, whether at our military installations overseas or working alongside our magnificent NHS at our community vaccination centres.

“As they protect and support us, we will support them – Be behind them. Always. And we will remember them.”

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