This month we commemorated the centenary of the end of WWI. I attended a moving ceremony at the Erskine Veterans Home in Gilmerton and in Morningside Parish Church. I laid a wreath on behalf of the local community at both memorial services.
The ceremonies were both well attended by all sections of the community. We must all continue to remember the sacrifice made by service personnel who have died in service to their country. The world now seems more dangerous than at any time since the end of the Cold War. We must use the horrors of past wars to focus minds and work for a more peaceful world.
You can read a blog published in last month’s edition about my predecessor, Charles Henry Lyell MP, the last parliamentarian killed during WW1, here