Yesterday Remembrance Sunday events were held across Scotland to honor the sacrifices made by service men and women in past and current conflicts. Alex Salmond gave a reading at St Giles Cathedral before laying a wreath at Edinburgh’s stone of remembrance war memorial engraved with the words Their Name Liveth for Evermore. Alex Salmon added his own words to this fine sentiment “Remembrance Sunday allows people across generations to recognise and pay tribute to the duty and commitment of our service personnel and veterans, and express our gratitude for their selfless work." War Veterans joined serving members of the armed forces at events in towns and villages across Scotland and the nation fell silent in remembrance of those who gave their lives in defence of their country. Black Watch soldiers who had recently returned from Afghanistan held their own tributes to those who died during the tour of duty. The Rt Rev William Hewitt of the Church of Scotland stressed that "Remembrance Sunday is a day not only to remember people, some of them close to us, who lost their lives defending their country, but it is also a time of reflection and allows us to think how it is that wars are still happening around the world today."