Remembrance Sunday 2012 at Markinch War Memorial
There was a record attendance at Markinch’s War Memorial for the Remembrance service on the morning of Sunday 11th November. Over 300 people stood around the town’s war memorial silently remembering the town’s war dead.
In this the year of 70th anniversary year of El Alamein and the 60th anniversary of the involvement of The Black Watch in Korea, local Black Watch veterans remembered their fallen comrades. They also prayed for those serving with the regiment in Afghanistan.
Commenting on the day, the minister at Markinch, the Rev Alex Forsyth said, “Remembrance Sunday was once about the fallen of the two world wars. It now includes all those who served in the armed forces and were killed, often in their youth, in the recent conflicts in the Falklands, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan. Remembrance Sunday is a difficult day for veterans as they remember those who died and the families and loved ones left behind.”