First Aberdeen offers free travel in honour of Remembrance Sunday
First Aberdeen is providing a free single journey to any armed forces personnel, veterans and other customers wearing poppies and travelling to services and events in the city to mark Remembrance Sunday (12 November).
The concession by the city’s biggest bus operator is in honour of all the fallen and the surviving veterans of conflict. Legion Scotland said it hoped the free travel offer would encourage even more people to attend Remembrance services.
During the First World War - on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 - the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.
Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director of First Aberdeen, said: “Remembrance Sunday is an important and solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by so many in our Armed Forces.
“We hope this concession on our services will make it as easy as possible for people to attend the various Remembrance services and events taking place in the city on Sunday.”
Kevin Gray MM, CEO of Legion Scotland, said: “Hundreds of well-wishers from all over the region will be in Aberdeen on Sunday for one of many Remembrance services, so it is fantastic that First Aberdeen have made the offer of free travel.
“It is very much appreciated and may swell the support for Remembrance Sunday even further – and that is wonderful news on this most poignant of occasions.”