Day, marking the end of
hostilities in World War I. The guns were silenced,
finally , on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th
month. Scotland accounted for some 10% of the United
Kingdom's population, but
147,609 Scots were killed during the war, a fifth of
the Country's War Dead.
On the 11th November each year in the UK we hold a
national 2 minutes
silence at 1100 hrs to remember the British and
Commonwealth fallen of the
First and Second World Wars and subsequent conflicts.
There has only been
one year (1968) since the Second World War
British Service person has
not been killed on active service.
We wear Poppies as a mark of remembrance.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
Lt Col John McCrae 1915
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the Sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them."
Laurence Binyon "For The Fallen" (1914)
"When you go home tell them of us and say: for your
tomorrow we gave our
Memorial at Kohima
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The Royal British Legion Scotland
The Scottish National War Memorial
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