Cathcart MSP, James Dornan, is asking the people of his constituency to show their support for our service men and women, both past and present, and turn out at ceremonies of remembrance on Sunday 13 November.
Mr Dornan spoke last week in a debate in Parliament, which recognised the importance of Remembrance Day and reflected on the needs and aspirations of Scotland’s veterans community, said: “Scotland’s veterans community is much bigger than one might expect.
"That is in no small part due to the fact that Scotland contributes to the armed forces of this country more people per head of population than any other part of the United Kingdom—around 400,000, according to Veterans Scotland, which is the umbrella body that represents organisations that work on behalf of veterans.
“Remembrance Sunday is the day we traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today and it gives every one of us, regardless of background, the opportunity to stop and think about the sacrifices made by our brave service men and women.
“It also prompts us to reflect on the wars which are still ongoing around the world today and acknowledge the continuing bravery of our armed forces and the fact that they put duty before self interest so that we can live in peace and enjoy the freedoms that we sometimes take for granted.
“I will be joining the remembrance service at Cathcart Old Parish Church and I would invite all those who are able to take part on Sunday 13 November to do so, either at the church or at the many services that will be taking place throughout the constituency and the city.”