Remembrance is at the heart of what we do and we believe it’s vital to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Legion Scotland has an important role as the guardian of remembrance. This does not just mean those that fell in the two World Wars, but also those who lost their lives in the twenty-plus campaigns that have taken place since 1945. We promote remembrance in towns and cities across Scotland by organising annual remembrance parades and services around Remembrance Sunday on the 11th November. Wreath-laying ceremonies are held throughout Scotland to mark Remembrance Sunday which include the whole community, though organised by the Legion. Other occasions such as Veterans' Day and Armed Forces Day are similarly commemorated.
It also falls on the Legion to mark important military anniversaries, such as those to mark the 25th anniversary of the Falklands conflict, or the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One which will be taking place in 2014.
At the request of families, we also attend funeral services of veterans and serving military personnel with our standards (flags). Please contact your local branch for more information.
School visits and competitions, and best kept war memorial events help to teach the public about remembrance and to keep the memory of these heroic people alive especially amongst the younger generation.