Civic dignitaries, servicemen and women, service and ex-service organisations, faith leaders and uniformed organisations, will take part in Manchester’s Remembrance Day procession and service.
Civic dignitaries, servicemen and women, service and ex-service organisations, faith leaders and uniformed organisations, will take part in Manchester’s Remembrance Day procession and service on Sunday 12 November 2017.
At 10.25am A parade of Services and ex-Service organisations will depart from the Radisson Hotel on Peter Street.
The parade will march to the cenotaph in St Peter’s Square, opposite the Cooper Street entrance of the town hall.
Following behind the Parade, The Scots Guards Association Pipe Band will lead a procession of dignitaries including the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Eddy Newman from Peter Street to the Cenotaph.
Faith leaders will join the civic parade which will include representatives from the Muslim, Afro-Caribbean Christian Churches, Sikh, Hindu, Jain and Jewish communities along with clergy from the Free Church, Church of England and Catholic Church; as well as elected members, consuls and magistrates.
At 11am there will be a two minute silence, the start and end of which will be marked by the firing of a 105mm gun.
After the service, a March Past of Service Organisations will take place - outside Central Library on St Peter’s Square - which will be observed by the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Mayor, senior representatives from the Army, Reserve Forces, Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and 207 Field Hospital.
Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Eddy Newman, said: “This Sunday - at a service in St Peter’s Square - we will remember and honour all those who have lost their lives in active service. I am extremely proud to be leading the commemoration for Remembrance Sunday - it’s important that people come out and show their support on occasions like this which gives us time to reflect on past and present conflicts and show our appreciation for the enormous sacrifices made by all members of the armed forces, while performing their duty.
“It will be an honour to meet with members of the armed services and faith leaders to mark this solemn day along with the people of Manchester.”