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Glasgow to host First World War Centenary service for Commonwealth leaders

Posted on on 16 May 2013
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Commonwealth leaders are being invited to remain in Glasgow after the Commonwealth Games hosted there in 2014 in order to attend a First World War Centenary service.

The Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore, announced on 16th May 2013 that a special service will be held at Glasgow Cathedral, which will be followed by a wreath laying service at the city’s Cenotaph on 4th August 2014.

The 4th August 2014 is the day after the closing ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and the 100 year anniversary of Britain's declaration of war on Germany.

The Secretary of State said that "a special service in Glasgow [will be held] to remember the fallen and their sacrifice, [which] will be a fitting tribute to their memory and the attendance of Commonwealth leaders will add to the sense of occasion.”

The Lord Lieutenant, Glasgow’s Lord Provost Sadie Docherty, will lead the service and stated that:

"I know this is something that Glaswegians will want to be part of. They value their hard won freedoms and are extremely proud of their city’s contribution"

The Lord Lieutenant also said that he was "thrilled" at the prospect "of our Commonwealth cousins joining me, and the rest of Glasgow, on this important day of remembrance”.

To read the full press release, visit the United Kingdom 'Inside Government' website here.

Date of press release publication: 16/05/2013

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News