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First World War commemoration dates announced

Thursday 23 May 2013

Lord Provost

Scotland will be asked to reflect on key days marking the centenary of the war.

Key observance dates have been announced for World War I centenary commemorations in Scotland. The milestones of the conflict being marked by public events include major military battles.

The programme was outlined by First Minister Alex Salmond, speaking at the annual conference of the Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS). The dates were chosen by the Scottish Commemorations Panel, chaired by the former army chaplain Norman Drummond. Mr Salmond told the conference: "Next year and throughout the following five years, people in communities across Scotland will gather together and remember the exceptional sacrifice made by their sons during the brutal conflicts of the Great War." The Great War commemorations are in no sense a celebration of the centenary of this devastating conflict.

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