At the Erskine Edinburgh Home on Friday 8 November a Service of Remembrance will be held for the charity’s Veterans, staff and visitors to remember those who gave their lives in service.
The service will be held in the charity’s Memorial Garden where Erskine’s Director of HR & OD Jane Scobie, will read the poignant words “For the Fallen” by Binyon. Erskine Registered Nurse Sarah Noviss will then read the names of Erskine Veterans who sadly passed away over the last year. The final notes of the Last Post will indicate the start of a two minute silence, the end of which will be heralded by the Reveille.
During the haunting melody “Flowers of the Forest” many wreaths will be laid at the home’s memorial stone including: from Erskine Veterans and staff; Ian Murray MP Edinburgh South; Lt Col Warren Ginn – Personnel Recovery Unit and Sandie Bell representative from Morrison’s store. In a touching tribute to those lost local school children will lay Remembrance Crosses.
A closing Prayer and Blessing by the Minister will indicate the end of the formal service when residents and visitors will be invited to lay Remembrance Crosses at the memorial stone.
Erskine Chief Executive, Wing Commander Ian Cumming MBE said: For as long as Erskine cares for a Veteran who has witnessed, or suffered the appalling human cost of conflict, Armistice Day will remain significant, poignant and personal to us all. At Erskine we care for those who served, in order to honour the bravery and sacrifice of those who served with them but did not return.