Remember Remembrance Sunday
Monday, 07 November 2011 13:57
Falkirk East MSP, Angus MacDonald, is asking the people of Falkirk East to show their support for our service men and women, both past and present and turn out at ceremonies across the district on 13 November.
Speaking in Grangemouth today, Angus MacDonald said:
“Scotland’s veterans community is much bigger than one might expect. That is in no small part due to the fact that Scotland contributes to the armed forces of this country more people per head of population than any other part of the United Kingdom—around 400,000, according to Veterans Scotland, which is the umbrella body that represents organisations that work on behalf of veterans.
“Remembrance Sunday is the day we traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today and it gives every one of us, regardless of background, the opportunity to stop and think about the sacrifices made by our brave service men and women.
“It also prompts us to reflect on the wars which are still ongoing around the world today and acknowledge the continuing bravery of our armed forces and the fact that they put duty before self interest so that we can live in peace and enjoy the freedoms that we sometimes take for granted.
“There are services and parades held in nearly every town and village in Falkirk East and I would invite all those who are able to take part on Sunday 13 November to do so.”