This whole event was iconic in itself, by bringing thousands together, in a time when the Scottish Executive had done nothing at all to commemorate one of Scotland’s greatest heroes.
Although Wallace’s life ended at Smithfield Market in London and his body distributed to various parts of the country. David took Wallace’s life one step further. He took into consideration that Wallace had no resting place after he had been brutally murdered in a foreign place, so he took it upon himself to instigate a further commemoration, which would see the “Spirit” of Wallace being taken back to his homeland. This would result in a ceremony in Lanark which would be recognised all over the world. David had not only brought the people of Scotland together, but like the film Braveheart, had brought the name of William Wallace to the world stage. David had done something that the Scottish Executive had not been able to do, of course the executive at the time didn’t want to promote such Scottish icons as they thought it would breed or raise Scottish nationalism.
David is a proud and passionate patriot, who is not afraid to state his opinion something that so many people are afraid to do in today’s society.