Lest we forget... Lisburn remembers the fallen

The Mayor and Mayoress of Lisburn & Castlereagh, Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE and Mrs Rosalind Bloomfield, pictured with Gordon Rogan, Chairman of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion (left) and bugler Cpl Jake Pugsley, 2nd Battalion, The Rifles (right) at the Armistice Day Ceremony at Lisburn War Memorial.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Lisburn & Castlereagh, Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE and Mrs Rosalind Bloomfield, pictured with Gordon Rogan, Chairman of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion (left) and bugler Cpl Jake Pugsley, 2nd Battalion, The Rifles (right) at the Armistice Day Ceremony at Lisburn War Memorial.

The people of Lisburn paused to remember the fallen of two world wars and subsequent conflicts at the Armistice Day Ceremony held at Lisburn War Memorial on Friday, November 11.

Gordon Rogan, Chairman of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion, gave the exhortation, while the Last Post and Reveille was played by bugler Cpl Jake Pugsley from 2nd Battalion, The Rifles.

Maurice Curry, Welfare Officer (4th from right) and members of the UDR Association pictured at the Armistice Day Ceremony at Lisburn War Memorial on Friday, November 11. Pics by John Kelly

Maurice Curry, Welfare Officer (4th from right) and members of the UDR Association pictured at the Armistice Day Ceremony at Lisburn War Memorial on Friday, November 11. Pics by John Kelly

Among those who attended the event were Armed Forces personnel, ex-servicemen and women, RBL representatives, local politicians and members of the public.

Meanwhile, members of the Armed Forces and MOD staff attended a Service of Remembrance at the Garrison Church in Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn on November 11.

The Service was led by Senior Chaplain, Colonel Alex Bennett with wreaths laid by the Commander of 38 (Irish) Brigade Brigadier Andrew Roe and Commanding Officer of the NI Garrison Support Unit Colonel Frank Cannon.

The Last Post was sounded by Rifleman Keiron Rowley of 2 Rifles.

Standing with heads bowed as Cpl Jake Pugsley (2nd Battalion, The Rifles) plays the Last Post and Reveille at the Armistice Day Ceremony at Lisburn War Memorial on Friday, November 11 at 11am. Pics by John Kelly

Standing with heads bowed as Cpl Jake Pugsley (2nd Battalion, The Rifles) plays the Last Post and Reveille at the Armistice Day Ceremony at Lisburn War Memorial on Friday, November 11 at 11am. Pics by John Kelly

The Last Post was sounded at Garrison Church in Thiepval Barracks by Rifleman Keiron Rowley of 2 Rifles. Pic by Ken Johnston

The Last Post was sounded at Garrison Church in Thiepval Barracks by Rifleman Keiron Rowley of 2 Rifles. Pic by Ken Johnston