Tuesday 9 Nov 2004

MEDIA INVITATION: ARMISTICE DAY SERVICE HONOURS WAR VETERANS

Region & Route:
Scotland
Date:                           11 November 2004 Time:                          10.30 am Location:                    Central Station, Glasgow Event:                         Armistice Day service Media contact:          Network Rail press office: 0141 555 4109  Journalists and photographers are invited to join the annual Network Rail Armistice Day service at Glasgow Central Station on Thursday 11 November.  The service begins at 10.30am. The Railway Chaplain, the Rev J Strachan, and Steven Black of the Railway Mission will lead the commemoration which will be attended by Hugh Henry, MSP, Deputy Minister for Justice, Barbara Barnes, Head of Customer Service at Network Rail, Colin Weir, Station Manager and other members of Network Rail, the train operating companies and station retailers. Soldiers who fought in both the First and Second World Wars will begin the service with a march across the concourse, led by a piper and Colour Bearers.  William McLoughlin will represent the British Legion. The service will take place in front of the war memorial in front of the Gordon Street exit.  Wreaths will be laid by representatives of the organisations attending the service, following the two-minute silence. An Armistice Day ceremony has taken place at Glasgow Central station almost every year since its inception in 1919, as many thousands of soldiers left from here to fight on the western front during the First World War. Attendees should report to the duty manager’s office prior to the start of the service.

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0141 555 4109
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