Lisburn prepares to remember the fallen

Phillip Wood (Standard Bearer of the Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion) and Margaret Crangle (Standard Bearer of the Womens Section of the Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion) pictured at the poppy man at Lisburn War Memorial prior to a short act of remembrance on Saturday 5th November marking the launch of Lisburns Royal British Legion poppy appeal.

Phillip Wood (Standard Bearer of the Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion) and Margaret Crangle (Standard Bearer of the Womens Section of the Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion) pictured at the poppy man at Lisburn War Memorial prior to a short act of remembrance on Saturday 5th November marking the launch of Lisburns Royal British Legion poppy appeal.

This weekend the people of Lisburn will fall silent to remember those who made the supreme sacrifice in two World Wars and many subsequent conflicts.

The Pride Of Knockmore Flute Band and Lisburn District No 6 are holding their annual Act Of Remembrance on Saturday November 12.

The parade moves off from Lisburn Orange Hall at 11 am, the parade will make its way to the cenotaph for wreath laying and service which will be conducted by the Rev John Pickering.

On Sunday, November 13 the annual Remembrance Sunday parade will be held in the city centre,

The parade will muster at the Royal British Legion in Sackville Street at 10.30am and will move off at 10.40am sharp, making its way to the War Memorial in Castle Street.

A short service will be held and wreaths will be laid on behalf of youth organisations, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council and military associations.

The parade will then make its way to Christ Church Lisburn for a religious service.

Following the service the parade will make its way through the city centre and back to the Royal British Legion for refreshments,

There will also be Acts of Remembrance held on Sunday in other parts of the city, including Seymour Hill, Hilden and Hillsborough.