Remembering those who died

Last year's Bellshill Remembrance Service
Last year's Bellshill Remembrance Service
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Tributes will be paid to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country when the annual Remembrance services and parades take place on Sunday.

In Motherwell North Lanarkshire Provost Jim Robertson and the Lord Lieutenant’s representatives will lay of wreaths on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, the council and the people of North Lanarkshire at the Cenotaph in Duchess of Hamilton Park at on Sunday.

The parade will be moving off from Motherwell United Services Club at 2.25pm, arriving at the park at 2.55pm. In Bellshill the annual parade will marshall Cadet Compound, Noble Road, at 10am moving off at 10.30am parading along Noble Road, Motherwell Road, John Street, Thorn Road and Main Street to the cenotaph for a service conducted by William Closs.

The parade is open to anyone who wishes to participate, and all are welcome at the service at the War Memorial.

The music on the day will be supplied by The Salvation Army Band assisted by The Imperial Flute Band, while wreaths will be laid in remembrance.

This year’s service also marks 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Bellshill Academy will hold its own annual tribute at the War Memorial outside the school on Tuesday, November 11, at 11am.

There will also be a remembrance service in Uddingston on Sunday.

A short service and a two minutes’ silence will take place at the Cenotaph where representatives of every youth and community group in Uddingston will lay a wreath.

Many churches throughout the area will also hold their own traditional services on Sunday.