Remembrance

The Royal British Legion Scotland (Legion Scotland) is recognised as Scotland’s custodian of Remembrance. Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. View our Branch News page for details of local Remembrance events.

Armistice Day – 11th November

Remembrance Sunday – Second Sunday in November

In Flanders' Fields

In Flanders’ fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still brave singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders’ fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders’ fields.

w. John McCrae

The Royal British Legion Exhortation

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them

(from “The Fallen” by Laurence Binyon)

Live On

To the memory of the fallen and the future of the living