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Orcadians Mark Norwegian Constitution Day 2020

Norwegian Constitution Day , on May 17th, is usually a day of celebration in Orkney.

Due to the lockdown restrictions for the Covid19 pandemic The Tog and other events could not take place.

John Mowat, chairman of the Orkney Norway Friendship Association , and some members did not let the day go unmarked.

On the Sunday morning they visited St Olaf’s Cemetery and paid their respects at the Norwegian World War 2 gravestones.

St Olafs Cemetery Norwegian War graves credit John Mowat

Credit: John Mowat

John Mowat said:

“Past chairman Ishbel Borland placed some vases of flowers alongside.”

St Olafs Cemetery Norwegian war graves credit John Mowat

credit: John Mowat

“Local Honorary Norwegian Consul, Leslie Burgher and myself met up, observing social distance, in the early afternoon, to take a few photographs.

“A number of ONFA Committee members and friends visited the cemetery, separately throughout the day for quiet reflection.”

St Olafs Cemetery Norwegian war graves credit John Mowat

credit: John Mowat

Related story: Norwegian Constitution Day

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