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Wreath laid in Rothesay to mark D-Day anniversary

The scene at Rothesay's Cenotaph on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings - June 6, 2014.

The scene at Rothesay's Cenotaph on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings - June 6, 2014.

 

A short ceremony was held at Rothesay’s war memorial on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on the Normandy beaches.

Tom Muir, from the Isle of Bute branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, which organised the commemoration, laid a wreath in memory of the 4,414 Allied soldiers who died on the day of the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe.

“We’re not here to glorify war,” Mr Muir told the small gathering, “but to think about the futility of war.

“We remember the courage, dedication and sacrifice of the men and women of this country, and of our allies. Let’s think about that sacrifice, and especially the sacrifice of those who gave their lives 70 years ago today.”

 

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