Today the 15th August 2021 marks the day that Japan surrendered at the end of World War 2, again let us remember the fallen and the injured.

VJ Day August 15th

Yesterday the Depute Provincial Grand Master Brother Alan Cuthill represented the Provincial Grand Master Brother Andrew Mushet at the V.J Day service at Knightswood War Memorial. He was accompanied by The Provincial Grand Senior Warden Brother Stephen Urie and The Provincial Grand Junior Warden Brother Alastair Hill.

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The Lord Provost of Glasgow Philip Braat, The Lord Dean of Guild May Storrie C.B.E and Deacon Convenor Ken Dalglish were also in attendance along with Councillor Malcolm Balfour.

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In the absence of the Provincial Grand Master, Depute Provincial Grand Master Brother Alan Cuthill was invited to lay a wreath at the Memorial on behalf of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow.

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Japan has at last surrendered
A hard won victory
From the fetid heat of jungles
To the cold unwelcome sea

This never-ending conflict
Fought along the Far East Front
By Britain and her Allies
A tenacious, hostile hunt
Memories invade us
Of theworries and the pain
Of days and days of nothing
Just relentless stress and strain

Now the whole world joins rejoicing
For the end of this long war
Happy, smiling people released
From the tensions of before
America, Ceylon and Kenya
Wherever our soldiers serve
Join together with all nations
Celebrating Peace without reserve

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