Remembering the Fallen

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Kincardine and Mearns stopped on Sunday to remember all those who had given their lives in the Great War, the war to end war.

Across Kincardine and Mearns communties marked the day by remembering all those who had fallen.

In Auchenblae girl guiding and Scouting units, along with two Primary pupils paraded flags to Auchenblae church.

After the service they walked up the very steep path to the war memorial on Gilbert’s Hill to lay a community poppy wreath and also a beautiful wreath made by the school.

In Stonehaven in Sundays parade there were three generations of the Craig family. Flt/Lt George Craig MBE parade commander, his son George Cra0ig from the RNLI Lifeboat Crew and two granddaughters Emma and Sophie Campbell with Girl Guiding.

The parade went through the town before wreaths were laid at the war memorial.

In the First World War more than 17 million people died and another 20 million or more injured; in the Second World War more than 60 million people died – about three per cent of the world’s population at that time.

Since the end of that war, there have been some 250 major wars in which more than 50 million people have
been killed.