Two outdoor remembrance services take place in Blantyre today at 3.00pm at the War Memorials at Auchentibber and High Blantyre Cemetery, just off Cemetery Road.
As in previous years, Blantyre Telegraph has arranged for wreaths to be placed at both locations today on behalf of the whole community, including a consideration from International readers who follow this page. Thank you to readers subscribing to our popular Supporters Group for continuing to make this and other good causes possible.
Wreaths were bought from local business “Dreams to Themes” (thanks Margaret). Assistance also from friend, Alex Rochead. Look out for posters about the lives of some of the soldiers at each event. Each location looks fantastic primarily due to the efforts of Bonnie Blantyre and friends. Susan, Margaret and others work so hard at this time of year, so big shout out to them.
If you would like to attend online Church Services this morning, we’ve posted links in our Live Chat Group page.
Following this afternoon’s services, Blantyre Community Council will be providing tea/coffee in the High Blantyre Hall, Cemetery Road. Everybody is welcome to attend. They will be joined by Michael Duffy, local veteran who will be sharing his experiences in the armed forces.
Finally, if you would like to know about the life stories of Blantyre soldiers who fell in WW1 and WW2, there’s close to 100 detailed articles here on Blantyre Project’s free history page. Some very interesting and moving stories. https://blantyreproject.com/blantyre-world-war-i-archive/
Their sacrifice won’t be forgotten. We shall remember them.