Remembrance in Monifieth

Stuart Hosie
Stuart Hosie

MONIFIETH paid tribute to the men and women of the British armed forces who have given their lives in the defence of the nation.

The Remembrance Day service took place at the War Memorial on Maule Street, as locals gathered to pay their respects.

The ecumenical service began at 12.30 p.m. after the regular Sunday services had finished and participants had gathered at the Gerard Hall.

The service opened with the reading of Revelations 22, verses one to five by Reverend Dorothy Anderson of Monifieth Parish Church.

Reverend Anderson also led the congregation in the prayer of Remembrance, and a reading was given by representative of St Bride’s Church, Nicky Rae.

The traditional reading of the verse from ‘For the Fallen’ by Robert Laurence Binyon was given by Reverend Anderson.

“They shall not grow 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.”

The Kohima epitaph was given by Bill McFawns of the Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, before leading the congregation in the national anthem and giving the benediction.

The Lament was played by George Mitchelson and Last Post and Reveille were played by John Toner.

Wreaths were laid by all the local youth organisations as well as Angus MP Stewart Hosie, Depute Lieutenant Midge Bett, Royal British Legion Scotland Monifieth branch president George Hillian and Monifieth Rotary.