Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

11/11/2011

The Scottish Poppy Appeal – ninety years on and needed as much as ever

Like thousands of other people across the country, I stood silent at 11am for two minutes to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the Armed Forces. Today is Armistice Day and at Poppyscotland’s head office in Edinburgh, we were joined by workers at Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory and pupils from Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School and The Mary Erskine and Stewart’s Melville Junior School. We all gathered round the flag pole in the car park and listened out for the firing of the Edinburgh Castle Gun to announce the start of the Two Minute Silence. for more click here

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