Over the following days shops advertised 'Victory Sales', Victory concerts were organised and services of thanksgiving were held. But of course this was very much a time of mixed feelings. Many in Largo Parish had suffered loss and sorrow. A poem which appeared in the Dundee Evening Telegraph on 12 November 1918, written by W. McMann, reflected the balance of jubilation and sorrow. The poem includes the following lines near the start...
"Peace was declared! I heard the cheers
Aringing doon the street;
I heard a band abune the noise
O' countless hurryin' feet
The hale toon was on holiday,
The good folk o' Dundee
Were oot en masse tae celebrate
Oor glorious victory."
....but towards the end of the lengthy poem the sentiment had shifted....
"At hame that night I minded o',
These fallen in the fray;
Thousands rejoicing, thousands more
Are sorrowing today.
To those who listen for a voice
They never more shall hear,
There's agony in every shout,
A stab in every cheer."