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Inverurie remembers its War Heroes

Lowering of the flags: Members of the Royal British Legion Scotland pay their respects at Inverurie War Memorial. Picture: pauldouglaspictures.com

Lowering of the flags: Members of the Royal British Legion Scotland pay their respects at Inverurie War Memorial. Picture: pauldouglaspictures.com

In unison with communities throughout Britain, people came out to pay their respects to those that had fallen in battle while serving their country.

In Inverurie, service veterans, clergy, politicians and representatives of Her Majesty the Queen led tributes for Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, which this year fell on the same day.

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marked the end of hostilities of World War One and since that time, those that gave their lives in combat have been remembered. Armistice Day is also a day to remember those that are currently serving our country in many parts of the world. Following the Remembrance Sunday Service in St Andrew’s Church and the march from the Royal British Legion, led by Inverurie and District Pipe Band, each organisation present in turn laid a poppy wreath in memory of our dead.

The blood red poppy has a long association with Remembrance Day. In late 1914, the fields of Northern France and Flanders were ripped open as World War One raged through the heart of Europe. Once the conflict was over the poppy was one of the only plants to grow on the otherwise barren battlefields and so came to represent the sacrifice made by those lost their lives in battle.

 

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