Scotland’s support for the Armed Forces is “unwavering” the Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said today.
The Minister spoke ahead of paying his respects to servicemen and women past and present at a service hosted by Royal British Legion of Scotland. He will join members of the UK Armed Forces, veterans and people from across Scottish civic society at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh after laying a wreath at Edinburgh City Chambers.
Mr Carmichael said:
In cities, town squares, villages and communities across Scotland, people will pause for thought and remember those who have fallen serving their country with honour and distinction.
This year’s Remembrance Sunday service has particular significance in a year when Scotland has been front and centre of the commemorations to mark hundred years since Britain entered the First World War and sixty years since we stood shoulder to shoulder with our allies on the beaches of Normandy.
Today, Scotland’s support for the UK Armed Forces and the wider Armed Forces community is unwavering. We are all indebted to their bravery, courage and selflessness serving in the line of duty.