As we approach Remembrance Sunday on 14th November 2021 the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy has finalised plans to lay sixty eight wreaths at towns and villages right across the county . A number of locations having been added to what was an already extended list in 2020 , as the Lieutenancy  aims  to include every war memorial in Lanarkshire .

Lord Lieutenant Lady Haughey CBE said ” Where memorial services are once again taking place, following the Covid restrictions in operation last year, the Lieutenancy will  be represented at as many of these as is possible as we remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life .  “
A number of ceremonies also took place on Armistice Day , Thursday November 11th and the photograph below is of Deputy Lieutenant Louis Munn DL and the Provost of South Lanarkshire Council, Councillor Ian McAllan who observed the national two minute silence at Hamilton’s Victoria Cross Memorial on Castle Street .
Derrick Hannan DL with pupils from Calderbank PS before wreath laying ceremony on Armistice Day .
Derrick Hannan DL laying wreath at Calderbank War Memorial on Armistice Day .
Millar Stoddart DL at Crossford War Memorial following laying of wreath on Armistice Day .
Millar Stoddart DL laying a wreath at the War Memorial in Kirkfieldbank on Armistice Day .

Posted by Gavin Whitefield