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Local veterans and community groups will join the Brechin branch of Legion Scotland at a ceremony on Sunday (November 9) to mark Remembrance Sunday.

This year’s Remembrance Day Parade in Brechin will muster at 10.20 a.m. on Sunday, at the top of Bank Street.

Veterans’ organisations will raise their standards and parade at 10.30 a.m. with Legion Scotland standard bearers to the service at Brechin Cathedral, where people are asked to be seated by 10.50 a.m.

Directly after the service the parade will re assemble and proceed to the public park for the laying of the wreaths.

Wreaths will be laid by the Earl of Dalhousie, veterans, standard bearers, The City of Brechin Pipe Band and representatives of the local community.

Kevin Gray MM, Chief Executive Officer of Legion Scotland said: “It’s very important to help keep alive the memory of those who lost their lives in the defence of our country. And this year during the centenary of World War I we are reminded of all those who lost their life in that war and everyone since then over the last hundred years.

“Legion Scotland has been here for veterans and their families since 1921 when soldiers were sent home from WW1 and faced starvation and poverty.

“Today we are still providing support, advice and friendship to veterans whether they served 50 years ago or yesterday.”

This month Legion Scotland is launching an online archive of veterans’ stories as part of their Voices of Veterans campaign and to pay tribute to all ex-servicemen and women in Scotland.

Ex-servicemen and women from Brechin who served in the Royal Navy, the Army, or the Royal Air Force can get in touch with Legion Scotland to share their story and help to create a legacy of Scotland’s veterans.

Legion Scotland is also calling on people from Brechin to get in touch on social media to tell the charity about who they will remember during remembrance week and share any messages to loved ones or photos of those who died in service.