At the 11th hour of the 11th day of November 2021
Dr Mary McNeill worked in hospitals in Serbia, Palestine, India and East Africa during and after World War 1.
St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney was lit up in red to commemorate Armistice, on 11th of November.
Today The Orkney News remembers Orcadian, Dr Mary McNeill, whose devotion and self-sacrifice in serving others is humbling
“Many children are being encouraged to draw or make poppies to place in their windows in remembrance.”
“The wars that gave birth to Remembrance Day were fought a long time ago. They were fought decades and generations ago. “
Images and videos from recent Orkney Remembrance Events
“It was fantastic to see the education pack in use and how well the pupils responded to it”
Nowadays you may see people wearing different colours of poppies symbolising the wider effects of war.
The film projected on to the walls of St Magnus Cathedral to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.