THE community has been invited to honour the war fallen at Remembrance Sunday services in Clydebank this weekend.

On Sunday, November 10, a parade will leave Hume Street in the town centre at around 10.30am, followed by a service and a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial on Hall Street.

In Duntocher, people will gather at 12pm for a service at the war memorial on Roman Road.

Gil Paterson, Clydebank’s MSP, told the Post: “This is always a poignant time of year when it is important to take time to remember and honour those who fought to keep us safe and who gave their lives for our freedom.

“As we reflect on the ultimate sacrifice they made we remember the devastation inflicted on Clydebank and the remarkable strength and resilience of the town’s people. The emotion evoked in this annual act of remembrance has, to this day, the power to bring us all closer together.”

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There will also be a 10.45am service at the Cenotaph at Glen Lusset, Old Kilpatrick, and another at the war memorial in Bowling Park at 11am.

Councillor Jonathan McColl, leader of the council, said: “Nobody relishes war but men, women and their families from the towns and villages of West Dunbartonshire have always answered the call and fought for our freedom.

“It’s important that their bravery and sacrifice is recognised by the community and I’m heartened by the large turnout I see every year from fellow citizens at cenotaphs across the area.

“Our schools are always actively involved in Remembrance Day commemorations, and I’m very proud of the important role our children and young people play – ensuring that the memory of those no longer with us and wars of the past are never forgotten.”

Last year was particularly poignant as it marked 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Martin Docherty-Hughes, Clydebank’s MP, said: “The sacrifices of our servicemen and women must not be forgotten. I hope to see a strong turnout as our communities commemorate those who never came home.”