Remembrance Day - 9th November 2008
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Maybole remembered its war dead as a whole community on Sunday with an ecumenical service in the Town Hall led by Rev Paul Russell, Rev Ian Merideth and Fr Stephen McGrattan.


The service began at 10am with Mark McEwan carrying the Union Flag into the packed hall to be received by Fr McGrattan.


Following the service Maybole Pipe Band led the parade to the war memorial where at 11am there was the traditional two minute silence during a service led by Fr McGrattan and Rev Merideth.


Billy Swan recited Binyon's Lines:

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”


and the Kohima Epitaph:

“When you go home, tell them of us and say:

'for your tomorrow we gave our today'”.


Pipe Major Gavin Nicol, of Maybole Pipe Band, played the lament as poppy wreaths were laid by the local branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, the Women’s Section of the branch, current serving personnel, South Ayrshire Councillor Brian Connolly who is also the chair of the local branch of the RBLS, Maybole Community Council, Families and Friends, Maybole Town Twinning Association, Maybole Community Association, Maybole Council of Churches, Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies, Carrick Academy, Masonic Lodges, Apprentice Boys of Derry, Carrick Round Table, and the local Fire Brigade.


Afterwards the pipe band led the parade for the "march past" taken by Councillor Connolly, serving personnel and Fr McGrattan.


For those unable to join the parade there was a short Service of Remembrance in the Town Hall at 11am led by Rev Russell.