A Remembrance Sunday like no other

Friday, 30 October, 2020


Sun setting over field of poppiesWhile the official Remembrance Sunday events that are normally organised by East Dunbartonshire Council, local churches and Community Councils will not go ahead as normal this year, we will still remember.

Like so many other important occasions, we will not be able to mark Remembrance Sunday in the traditional way due to the ongoing public health crisis. But Provost Alan Brown is ensuring that, across the area, tributes are made and the day is marked with dignity and pride.

From Friday 6 - Wednesday 11 November three of the area's best known buildings will be lit up red in support of Poppy Scotland. Bearsden Community Hub, William Patrick Library in Kirkintilloch, and Milngavie Town Hall will stand as symbols of remembrance, hope and togetherness in this year like no other.

Provost Brown said, "It is one of the biggest honours in my role as Provost to represent the people of East Dunbartonshire on Remembrance Sunday. It is always very special when we gather together to remember those who sacrificed so much for us.

"We cannot do things as normal this year but I would encourage people in the run up to Remembrance Day and around Armistice Day to pay their own private respects at their local war memorial if they wish. And on Remembrance Day itself (Sunday 8 November) you are invited to observe a national two minute silence at 11am in your home.

"On your behalf, Councillors and I will lay wreaths at war memorials in Auchinairn, Baldernock, Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch, Lennoxtown, Milngavie, Milton of Campsie, Torrance, Twechar and Woodilee without ceremony."

With fundraising efforts curtailed, there is information online on how you can support or donate to the Scottish Poppy Appeal campaign 'Behind Them. Always.' to help support the armed forces community and help rebuild lives.

Provost Alan Brown added, “We must all pay our respects to the fallen in our own way and remind our younger generations of the importance of honouring them. We must never forget."



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