This weekend we pay our respects to the fallen military men and women over the years and as usual two public services will be held in Blantyre.
As well as various church services on the morning of Sunday 13th November 2022, to mark the occasion, there will of course be the 2 main remembrance services for the whole community. All are invited.
The services will be conducted concurrently at 3pm. High Blantyre Baptist Minister Steve Younger will be conducting the service at Auchentibber and Minister Malcolm Anderson of the Congregational Church leading at High Blantyre Cemetery’s Cenotaph at the same time. Each location will be decorated kindly by contributing members of the community and local volunteers.
Somewhat of a tradition now, Blantyre Telegraph has once again purchased a beautiful wreath for each of the memorials, (created by Margaret Currie of ‘Dreams to Themes Creations’ on behalf of all the community in Blantyre and from all readers of this page, regardless of where you are in the world!) It’s a gesture we know is appreciated annually by many people, especially a few readers who are housebound or overseas.
We’ll be placing each wreath and paying some quiet respectful thoughts of our own, as we remember all those lives lost and the pain and sacrifices they endured for us all. We hope to bring some coverage of the service this weekend for those unable to make it.