Pause to remember the fallen

Falkirk High School,Wreath laying at school's roll of honour. Walter Stirling; Cole Cattanach, junior captain; Jodie Kidd, captain; Lana Kemp, captain; Alice Dunn, junior captain; and Provost Pat Reid
Picture: Michael Gillen
Falkirk High School,Wreath laying at school's roll of honour. Walter Stirling; Cole Cattanach, junior captain; Jodie Kidd, captain; Lana Kemp, captain; Alice Dunn, junior captain; and Provost Pat Reid Picture: Michael Gillen

People of all ages will pause to remember this weekend as the nation pays its respects to the fallen.

Many will take time for reflection tomorrow (Friday) at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month by respecting the Two Minute Silence.

Then across the district on Remembrance Sunday there will be parades and wreath laying services at cenotaphs as people pay tribute to all those men and women of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives in conflicts.

The main service at the Cenotaph in Camelon Road, Falkirk, takes place at 9.45am with the parade leaving the town hall car park at 9.30am.

This will be followed by a service at 11am in Falkirk Trinity Church.

In Grangemouth those taking part in the parade should meet at the Royal British Legion club rooms in Dundas Street at 10.15am before marching to the service at the Kirk of the Holy Rood which begins at 10.45am. The service at the War Memorial in Zetland Park will take place at 12.20pm.

Bo’ness residents will have an opportunity to pay their respects at the service in the town’s Old Kirk at 10.45am before the service at the Cenotaph at 12.15pm.

In Bonnybridge the procession will assemble at the community centre in Bridge Street from noon and leave at 12.20pm to walk to World War One memorial.

Pupils from Denny High and St Mungo’s High will carry the flag to be raised and primary schoolchildren will take part at a Garden of Remembrance. The service will be conducted by the Rev. George MacDonald and Father Canon Holuka.

Those taking part in Denny’s service should assemble at St Patrick’s Primary for the parade to the memorial at Broompark. Following the silence and wreath laying at 11am there will be refreshments served in Denny Old Parish Church hall.

This will mark the first Remembrance Sunday service at Camelon War Memorial which was dedicated earlier this year.

The service begins at 1.30pm and will be led by the Rev. Stuart Sharp and Father Jamie Boyle.

A further act of remembrance takes place in Falkirk Trinity Church on Sunday at 7pm when Falkirk Festival Chorus and the church choir present Memorial Ground by David Lang.

Composed for World War One commemorations, admission is free.