Retired senior army officer Kevin Lane of Stronaba was nursed by Macmillan Cancer Support staff during his illness last year and family and friends wished to show their appreciation for the endless care he was given.
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As well as a large contingent of military veterans joining civilians to pay their respects, detachments of serving Royal Marines Commandos were also present.
The Scottish Government is providing Veterans First Point Scotland with more than £658,000 to continue to deliver its services in 2021-22.
Members of the Fort William & District Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland were also on hand to mark the silencing of the guns at the traditional time of the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month.
Lt Col Lane went on to say that, if there were any individuals, or organisations, wishing to lay wreaths or crosses at the Fort William War Memorial, then they were encouraged to do so under their own arrangements.
After six long years of war, Victory in Europe Day exactly 75 years ago tomorrow (Friday) saw street parties and parades the length and breadth of Britain.
A virtual Service of Remembrance will take place on Friday, May 8, broadcast by Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland on their respective Facebook pages at 10.40am.