Manchester marks Remembrance Sunday 2023

  • Monday 6 November 2023

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The annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations will take place on Sunday 12 November as Manchester falls silent, pays its respects, and remembers the fallen from past conflicts.

The Remembrance procession will set off from John Dalton Street at 10.25 am for the Cenotaph in St Peter’s Square led by the combined Lancashire Artillery Volunteers and Greater Manchester Police Band.

The Civic procession will depart from Mount Street at 10.45 am for the Cenotaph, led by the Scots Guards Association Pipe Band.

Civic dignitaries, servicemen and women, service and ex-service organisations, faith leaders, emergency services and other uniformed organisations will be invited to pay their respects at the Cenotaph in St. Peter’s Square along with members of the public.

The firing of a 105mm gun will mark the beginning and end of the traditional two-minute silence.

Wreaths will then be laid on the Cenotaph by:

The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester on behalf of His Majesty The King; The Lord Mayor of Manchester on behalf of the City; Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force; Reserve Forces represented by 103rd Regiment Royal Artillery; The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and 206 (NW) MMR; Royal British Legion on behalf of ex-service men and women; Manchester Consular Association on behalf of Commonwealth Allies; Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Young Faith Representatives.

When the Cenotaph service ends, the Parade will proceed to Central Library for the March Past by Services and ex-Service organisations led by the Scots Guards Association Pipe Band. The National Anthem will be played at the conclusion of the March Past at Central Library.

Crowd control barriers will be removed when the event is finished to allow members of the public the opportunity to place their tributes around the memorial.

For those who cannot attend the commemoration event in person will have the opportunity to view the livestream of The Exhortation, The Last Post and two-minute silence on the day from 10.45am

Councillor Yasmine Dar, Lord Mayor of Manchester said:
“It is with solemnity that we come together today, Remembrance Sunday, to reflect on both the conflicts past and those that persist today. It gives us the opportunity to pay our deepest respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our country and to honour our veterans and the brave men and women serving in our armed forces. Let us also, remember the innocent civilians who, tragically have lost their lives, men, women, children, and babies. It is my privilege to mark this commemoration with the people of Manchester.”

To enable security checks and safeguards, a series of road closures will be implemented between 7am and 1pm on the day details are


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