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Edinburgh Congregations mark Remembrance Week

To show their respect for the men and women who gave their lives in protecting Great Britain over the years, the members of the Edinburgh Scotland region have been anxiously engaged in acts of service, culminating with the participation of the laying of wreaths on behalf of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the cenotaphs in the various cities, towns and villages dotted around the region.

Encouraged to be actively involved in our local communities by our Church Leaders and supporting worthy causes, members of the Edinburgh congregations took the opportunity to become acquainted with and worked with “poppyscotland.” This wonderful charity supports ex-servicemen and women and their families. The charity provides financial assistance to thousands of ex-servicemen and women as well as helping to fund specialist services such as long term care, housing and employment. Members responded magnificently to the apeal to volunteer to support the charity. Todate, as far as can be ascertained, members gave over two hundred hours of service in collecting on behalf of the charity.

On Remembrance Sunday, wards and branches throughout the area took the opportunity to send representatives to lay wreaths on behalf its members at the annual parades in their cities, towns and villages. In Dumfries, Brother Conn a World War Two veteran, in Alloa, Brother Colin Partington an ex- serviceman, in Falkirk, Brother Alex Johnston and in Livingston, Brother Andew Coltart along with

Brother Keith Oliphant and Sister Hazel Deans all laid wreaths at the cenotaph. For the very first time, Elder Kerr of the seventy and President Freed, the Edinburgh Stake President, laid a wreath on behalf of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the National Remembrance Service held in Edinburgh. A historic moment for the Edinburgh stake.

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