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ROSEANNA STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF REMEMBRANCE

Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP took part in the annual Dedication Service for the Garden of Remembrance in St John’s Square in Perth.

Speaking after the service, Ms Cunningham stressed the importance of such events, saying:

“It was an honour, as ever, to participate in the Dedication Service for Perth’s Garden of Remembrance in St John’s Square.  Every year I attend as many as I can of the various Remembrance events that take place around the constituency.

“Remembrance, whether as a collective, public act, or a private, personal one, is very important and this year’s events take on a special significance as we commemorate one hundred years since the Armistice, the day on which the guns fell silent, marking the end of the First World War.

“Because of that special significance, there are a number of additions to the usual commemorations.  This Sunday, for example, as part of the national commemorations, the names of all those who died serving on behalf of Scotland in the First World War will be projected onto the Scottish Parliament building.  

“The illumination will honour the 134,712 men and women listed in the Scottish National War Memorial Roll of Honour.  Along with Scottish servicemen, the names of those projected will include nurses, munitions factory workers, Merchant Navy personnel, and overseas servicemen.

“Many of us are aware of family connections to the horrors of the First World War and I know that amongst the names projected onto the Parliament building will be that of my Great Uncle, John Curran, a private in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers, who was killed in 1915 and is memorialised on the Menin Gate in Ypres, along with 54,000 others whose bodies were never found.”

 

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