South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth and Dumfries and Galloway Armed Forces Champion Councillor Archie Dryburgh recently hosted a Coffee and Cake ‘Thank You’ event to thank those who served in World War One.

The event was one of a number of events being held across the country as part of Poppyscotland, The Royal British Legion and Legion Scotland’s ‘Thank You’ movement, which encourages everyone to show their appreciation for a generation that served, sacrificed and changed our world.

Colin Smyth MSP said, “I am delighted that so many people took the time to attend our Coffee and Cake ‘Thank You’. As we approach Remembrance weekend it’s important to remember and say thank you to all those who served, and continue to serve. In particular, on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, we should remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice during that war.”

Councillor Archie Dryburgh said, “Thanks to everyone who was able to attend our ‘Thank You’ event. It was great to see members of local legion branches and from the Veteran’s Garden Project come to thank those who sacrificed so much during the Great War. We thank not just those who fell  on the battlefields, but also the nurses, factory workers and porters and everyone who played their part on the home front and those who returned to re-build our country for generations to come.”

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