The streets of Manchester will fall silent as the city remembers the fallen of past conflicts during the annual Remembrance Sunday commemoration.
Civic dignitaries, faith leaders, political leaders and members of the armed forces both serving and veterans will be invited to pay their respects at the city’s Cenotaph in St. Peter’s Square at 11am on Sunday November 10.
The firing of a 105mm gun will mark the beginning and end of the traditional two-minute silence. The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Abid Latif Chohan will lead tributes from Manchester City Council, also being joined by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Warren Smith.
Chief Executive of Manchester City Council Joanne Roney OBE will also be attending the service. The Remembrance procession will assemble on Peter Street outside the Radisson Hotel, setting off for the Cenotaph at 10.25am.
Following the service, the parade will march back past Central Library where a salute will be taken by the Lord Mayor, the Lord-Lieutenant, senior representatives from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, 207 Field Hospital, and the Reserved Forces.
Council bosses are inviting veterans who wish to take part in this march past to contact Manchester City Council signalling their interest, to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Abid Latif Chohan, said:
“Remembrance Sunday is a solemn occasion for the people of Manchester. We are able to come together as one to pay tribute to the lives of those who died protecting our country, and honour the legacy of veterans and serving members of the armed forces.
“This year is particularly poignant for this city as it marks the first year the red poppy will commemorate the lives of civilian victims of conflict. The events of May 2017 have left a scar on the collective memory of Manchester, but through the poppy we will ensure the victims of such a terrible attack will never be forgotten.”
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