Remembrance in Muirkirk
Remembrance Sunday was marked in the Village by a service at the local Cenotaph, which was conducted by the Rev. Scott Rae MBE and the Rt. Rev Monsignor Jack Sheridan. There was a good turnout of Members of the Public, together with the British Legion and Boys Brigade.
The Legion Colour Party consisted of Mr. Hugh Fife and Mr. John Holland with Mr. David Aitkinson as Colour Commander.
Wreaths were laid on behalf of local organisations by:
Legionnaire Frank Bone Muirkirk Branch RBLS
Councillor Jim Kelly East Ayrshire Council
Mr. Gilbert Gibson Muirkirk Branch Labour Party
Mr. Glenn Frew Muirkirk Boy's Brigade
Mr. Jim Kelso Muirkirk Community Council
Bro. Joe Timmins Masonic Lodge St. Thomas 201
Mr. Michael O'Brien St. Thomas' RC Church
Bro. Robert England Loyal Orange Order
Legionnaire Frank Bone, the local RBLS Branch Chairman, delivered the Legion Exhortation and Legionnaire Ray Forman recited the Kohima Epitaph. The Lament was played by Pipe Major Ricky Shearer from Muirkirk & District Pipe Band, who did likewise at the Church Service.
Wreaths were also laid at the Miners' Memorial, in memory of those in Reserved Occupations and the Support Services. Mr. George Park laid the wreath on behalf of the RBLS and Mrs. Elaine Kelso did likewise on behalf of the Community Council.
On completion of the Parade, a Service of Remembrance was conducted by the Rev. Scott Rae in the Parish Church, which was followed by tea and coffee in St. Thomas' Church Hall.
Muirkirk Branch of the RBLS would like to thank all who participated for their attendance.
FOR MORE PICTURES FROM THE MUIRKIRK CEREMONY AND OTHERS IN CUMNOCK, NEW CUMNOCK, CATRINE, LUGAR AND DALMELLINGTON, SEE THIS WEEK'S CHRONICLE
This article appeared in Cumnock Chronicle 22 Nov 11