Tribute will be paid to Falkirk's fallen on VJ Day

The anniversary of VJ Day takes place this weekend

By The Newsroom
Friday, 14th August 2020, 7:30 am
Provost Billy Buchanan will lay a wreath at Falkirk's war memorial to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on August 15, 2020
Provost Billy Buchanan will lay a wreath at Falkirk's war memorial to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on August 15, 2020

Falkirk Provost Billy Buchanan will take part in a small service to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day at Falkirk's war memorial.

At 11am on Saturday, the Provost will lay a wreath to pay tribute to Falkirk's fallen, on behalf of the district.

Provost Buchanan said: "It is important despite Covid that this date is remembered as we give thanks to all those who endured and gave of themselves for the freedoms we have today.

"We must ensure that the contribution of those who served in the Far East is never forgotten, nor the horrors they had to endure."

Victory over Japan Day brought an end to all hostilities in the Second World War.

Britain suffered more than 90,000 casualties in the Far East and 30,000 of them died.