War grave talk for club

Pictured is Elizabeth with Rotary President Ian McFatridge (left) and Melvin.

Pictured is Elizabeth with Rotary President Ian McFatridge (left) and Melvin.

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At last week’s Brechin Rotary Club meeting at the Caledonian Hotel member MelvinCoates invited Elizabeth Ferguson to speak about war graves.

Elizabeth gave a full and moving account of the stories behind the memorials and those who fell in the First World War.

She explained the significance of the designs and wordings that have become so familiar, and yet so poignant.

Elizabeth described how the other nations of the Commonwealth have honoured their dead, many of them just young boys such as Rudyard Kipling’s son Jack who was only 18 when he was killed after barely one month at the front.

She concluded with the words: “We must remember them.”

Rotary Club member Steve Dempsey gave Elizabeth a vote of thanks.