Tolbooth Forres Wreath Laying Ceremony

Lord Lieutenant of Moray, Major General The Hon Seymour Monro, said of the ceremony in Forres:

The parade and services  went exceptionally well after a reduced ceremony last year. On the Centenary of The Earl Haig Fund and the start of the Royal British Legion it was terrific to see so many in church and at the War Memorial. There was a sense of pride and real feeling amongst those present.

There were about 500 present at the War Memorial including the Royal Engineer guards, politicians,representatives of Armed Forces Associations notably the Queen’s Own Highlanders and many youth groups.

The Forres Pipe Band were in fine tune and in really significant numbers. Well done!

It is important to continue this Remembrance every year. The War Memorial has the names of WW 1 and WW 2 dead, and also of Neil Donald killed by ‘friendly fire’ in the  First Gulf War. The Armed Forces still make great sacrifices and amazing contributions around the World and here at home : Kabul and support to the NHS for example.

Young people should understand about such things and it was tremendous and moving to see so many families with young children taking part.

I was proud to join such a happy and thoughtful gathering.

Well done Forres!”



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