War dead remembered
THE people of Galloway turned out in force across the region to remember their war dead in poignant ceremonies at local war memorials on Armistice Sunday.
This year’s Armistice Day, the day the guns fell silent in the First world War, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, fell on a Sunday and a two-minute silence was observed across the country at 11am.
From the largest town to the smallest village, poppy wreaths were laid by community leaders and members of voluntary organisations to remember those who gave their lives for their country in all conflicts since 1914.
The Galloway Gazette has a selection of pictures from the ceremonies that took place in Newton Stewart, Minnigaff, Wigtown, Kirkinner, Whithorn, Creetown, Kirkcudbright, Stranraer and Sandhead.
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.”
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Weather for Newton Stewart
Sunday 19 May 2013
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