Memorial service takes place for Merchant Navy Day
A memorial service for Merchant Navy Day took place at St Mary’s Church this afternoon, Sunday 6th September.
The small service was attended by members of the Royal British Legion and guest Peter Harness who served during WWII. Peter was one of the seamen who helped to keep the supply lines to the Eastern front open. He received the Chevalier in the Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur in 2016, the highest honour awarded by France. He was also presented with the Arctic Star medal by the Prime Minister in 2013.
Merchant Navy Day, which takes place on 3rd September, is to honour the brave men and women who kept our ‘island nation’ afloat during both World Wars and to thank those modern day seafarers for keeping our country fed, moving and supplied.
You can watch the full service here: https://www.facebook.com/StMarysRoss/videos/926844031140673/?vh=e&extid=6MAvv9RouUQKOsEW&d=n