Lord Provost opens Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance

Edinburgh’s Lord Provost led a special group of wreath-layers at the annual Opening Ceremony of the Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance this week (Monday 29 October).

Members of the Armed Forces community, including veterans, war widows and cadets, attended the poignant event next to the Scott Monument to mark the start of the traditional two-week Remembrance period.Jadu Lord Provost 1

Every year the service is organised by Legion Scotland and provides the chance for people to pay their respects, buy a poppy and even plant a cross to remember the fallen. It features a sea of 8,500 stunning memorials created from thousands of Remembrance symbols, thanks to volunteers from all over the country.

Commenting, Lord Provost Frank Ross said: “This year’s Remembrance commemorations have added significance for all of us, as we reflect on 100 years since the signing of the Armistice that brought about the end of the First World War.

“Monday’s opening of the Garden of Remembrance was an emotional event, attended by hundreds of people who gathered to be silent, listen to the Last Post and dedicate the garden to the memory of the fallen. It was an honour to lead the commemorations and lay a wreath on behalf of all Edinburgh citizens. I hope as many people as possible who live and work in Edinburgh take the opportunity to pay it a visit over the next two weeks.”

Find out what’s on this Remembrance season in Edinburgh. Visit LegionScotland.co.uk

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