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Roll of Honour

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Roll of Honour - Scottish Parliament

Roll of Honour - Scottish Parliament
The names of the 134,712 men and women listed in the Scottish National War Memorial Roll of Honour are currently (Sunday 11th November) being projected onto the wall of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, with each name appearing on the wall for about 10 seconds. The projection includes names of Scottish servicemen, munitions factory workers, Merchant Navy personnel, and overseas servicemen who fought on behalf of Scotland during the war. The screening began at 5pm and will finish at midnight.
It is currently being shown live on www.scottishparliament.tv

I was particularly struck by moments such as this, when virtually the entire wall is filled with a single name - in this case John Anderson, such a common name in Scotland. Each of these John Andersons was an individual, from a village or from a city, from the mainland or from an island, with family and friends and a story of his own.

Amelia Heath, fifi, micritter, Janet Brien and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo

7 comments - The latest ones
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Superb shot and incredible capture of so many John Anderson's! Glad you made it a point so people would remember their individual lives and the families and friends who loved each one of them.

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2 years ago.
has replied to William Sutherland club
Thanks William. There will be quite a number of Sutherlands projected on the wall within the next half hour or so.
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
A very powerful image and your notes say it all!
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A poignant and well taken image and a lovely narrative. Thanks for sharing this with us ;-)
2 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Touching and memorable image. :(
2 years ago.
 Rudi Valtiner
Rudi Valtiner club
Impressive !
Thanks for sharing.
2 years ago.
 John Sheldon
John Sheldon club
As Andy Rodker says.
2 years ago.

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