Appeal for veterans to speak out in East Dunbartonshire

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Veterans in East Dunbartonshire are being urged to tell their story in a new campaign to salute ex-servicemen and women – whether they left military service yesterday or 50 years ago.

The Royal British Legion Scotland is launching Voices of Veterans to help commemorate veterans who served in World War One in the countdown to the centenary in 2014.

The campaign will also pay tribute to brave veterans of all ages that have served in conflicts past and present.

The Royal British Legion Scotland hopes veterans and families in East Dunbartonshire will take part in the campaign to help preserve stories passed down through generations. The charity is also appealing to younger veterans to share their experiences and help create a lasting legacy for Scotland through the campaign, which will involve special exhibitions around the country.

First Minister Alex Salmond said: “The year 2014 will mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. It’s fantastic to see the biggest veteran’s charity in Scotland launch the Voices of Veteran’s campaign.”

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