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Pete
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Please note the latest information regarding this event

http://www.commandoveterans.org/FortWilliamRemembrance

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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This has just been posted by Highland Council asking people to remember at home.

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day will be commemorated across Highland but in different ways than usual because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Following the latest Scottish Government guidance (external link) on commemorative events, Highland Council will not be organising any parades, events or services taking place on Remembrance Sunday, 8 November 2020 or Armistice Day, Wednesday 11 November 2020.

Instead, locals, residents and veterans will be encouraged to pay their respects at home, by observing the national 2-minute silence and to donate to the Poppy Scotland appeal if they so wish at www.poppyscotland.org.uk/ (external link)

Highland Council understands the need and desire of people who wish to pay their respects for our Armed Forces communities past and present, but sadly coronavirus does not permit the means for safe public gatherings.

The Council is asking people to continue to follow Scottish Government guidance and to avoid crowded places and to keep safe and ?remember at home?.

We are immensely proud of our Armed Forces past and present and recognise the huge amount of work that the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal raises for veterans, so we would encourage people to donate online if they can and to show their respects at home observing the two-minute silence.

We must protect and support our National Health Service also and the best way to do this is to fight coronavirus by removing the opportunity for its spread. It is for these reasons that the council is encouraging people to commemorate the Remembrance at home.

The health and wellbeing of residents and veterans is paramount.

Everyone will have the opportunity to pay their respects, from the safety of their living rooms or on their doorsteps, as Highland comes together to reflect and remember on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

?We will remember them."

Information on the Scottish Government guidance is at this link (external link) and people can donate to the PoppyScotland appeal at www.poppyscotland.org.uk/ (external link)



https://www.highland.gov.uk/news/article/12929/council_invites_people_in_highland_to_remember_at_home?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=


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Bill Harvey
Son of Gunner Bill Harvey No4 Commando who was killed in action on 1 November 1944 when liberating Flushing. "Their deeds shall live from age to age. They've writ their name on History's page. Upheld their glorious heritage. The Fighting Fourth Commando."
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Latest updates: http://www.commandoveterans.org/FortWilliamRemembrance

The current Covid restrictions in Scotland are in place until 2nd November when they will change.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-can-and-cannot-do/


Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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