Youth and service organisations wanted
Although many of the usual Remembrance Day services have had to be cancelled this year as a result of the coronavirus restrictions, some have decided to try and still have some semblance of normality.
The Scottish Government have issued guidelines for groups meeting outdoors, which precludes many of the normal paradesand pipe playing to take place.
However Martin’s Memorial Church of Scotland want to ensure people don’t miss out paying their respects and will be live streaming their service at 10.50am.
Tommy MacNeil commented: “We’re all mindful that this coming weekend we have Remembrance Sunday – an important day in the life of our nation. Whilst we continue to live with various restrictions on daily life, we want to make sure we observe this special time.
“Martin’s Memorial will be leading an online Remembrance Service that will commence at 10.50am. This will enable us to observe the two minutes silence at 11.00am.
“You are warmly welcome to join us for this service. You can find us at www.martinsmemorial.tv, on Facebook live, or at our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMsBOn7RHu8cozghAl73JIQ)
“To enable us to have the usual elements of this service (Standard bearers, wreath laying, etc) Martin’s are pre-recording these parts of the service this week.
“We will be gathering in the church at 12.30pm on Saturday for this. All government guidelines regarding Covid-19 will be observed during this time. To that end, if you are part of an organisation that would normally lay a wreath as part of this service, and if you’d like to be part of the pre-recorded service for Sunday, please email us at: [email protected]
“You can also email us with any questions you may have about this special service. We hope many of you will be able to join with us online on Sunday.”
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.