Remembrance parade is on the right track

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The campaign to bring back a parade to accompany the traditional Remembrance Sunday service in Monifieth has taken a step forward.

As revealed by the Guide & Gazette last month, a Facebook campaign was started to gauge support for such an event which would culminate at the town’s war memorial.

A parade of various town groups used to take place from the former Royal British Legion Scotland premises.

However, in recent years this has been reduced to just a small service at Monifieth War Memorial.

However, on Friday a steering group of six members held their first meeting in the hope a parade can take place on November 9, 2014. At the gathering, a number of tasks were identified and it is hoped plans could be in place by as early as April.

The group has also met with Dundee East MP Stewart Hosie, who has given his support to the campaign.

He told the Guide & Gazette: “I have had discussions with representatives of various groups who are working very hard to expand the Monifieth Remembrance Parade and Service and make it a more substantial and fitting event for the community.

“They have contacted several community groups to ask them to commit to attending an event on November 9, 2014, and they are also using social media to inform the public about it.

“If readers wish to get involved and help the steering committee, they can visit the Monifieth Remembrance Parade page on Facebook.

“I fully support efforts to get the event organised so that Monifieth gets an enhanced Remembrance Parade we can all be proud of, that pays fitting tribute to our brave services personnel past and present.”

Anyone who wants to get involved with the group can get in touch through the Facebook page or by contacting 1st Monifieth Boys’ Brigade.