Small act of remembrance takes place at Lisburn war memorial as Poppy Appeal is launched

A short act of remembrance at Lisburn War Memorial on Saturday,  November 5 marking the launch of Lisburns Royal British Legion poppy appeal.

A short act of remembrance at Lisburn War Memorial on Saturday, November 5 marking the launch of Lisburns Royal British Legion poppy appeal.

Lisburn’s Royal British Legion poppy appeal was launched at a short act of remembrance held at Lisburn War Memorial.

On Saturday, Chairman of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion, Gordon Rogan led the remembrance service and also gave the exhortation.

Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE (Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council) is pictured purchasing a poppy from Anne Hood (President of the Womens Section of the Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion).

Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE (Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council) is pictured purchasing a poppy from Anne Hood (President of the Womens Section of the Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion).

The last post and reveille was played by buglers Colin Elliott and Jeffrey McCullough.

Following the act of remembrance perpetuating the memory of the fallen, remembrance crosses were placed by Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE (Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council) and men and women from Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion.

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.

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.

Lisburn Poppy Appeal Organiser Raymond Corbett (President of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion) pictured placing a cross at the garden of remembrance at Lisburn War Memorial on Saturday 5th November.

Lisburn Poppy Appeal Organiser Raymond Corbett (President of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion) pictured placing a cross at the garden of remembrance at Lisburn War Memorial on Saturday 5th November.

Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE (Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council) pictured placing a cross at the garden of remembrance at Lisburn War Memorial on Saturday, November 5.

Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE (Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council) pictured placing a cross at the garden of remembrance at Lisburn War Memorial on Saturday, November 5.

L to R:  Margaret Crangle (Womens Section Standard), Aidan Gawley (Union Standard), Rev Nicholas Dark (Chaplain of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion), Raymond Corbett (President of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion), the Mayor and Mayoress of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE and Mrs Rosalind Bloomfield, Dr Theresa Donaldson (Chief Executive of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council), Gordon Rogan (Chairman of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion),Phillip Wood (Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion), Ian Macdonald (Royal Irish Rangers Standard) and Jim Spence (President of the Royal Irish Rangers Old Comrades Association).

L to R: Margaret Crangle (Womens Section Standard), Aidan Gawley (Union Standard), Rev Nicholas Dark (Chaplain of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion), Raymond Corbett (President of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion), the Mayor and Mayoress of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE and Mrs Rosalind Bloomfield, Dr Theresa Donaldson (Chief Executive of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council), Gordon Rogan (Chairman of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion),Phillip Wood (Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion), Ian Macdonald (Royal Irish Rangers Standard) and Jim Spence (President of the Royal Irish Rangers Old Comrades Association).

Gordon Rogan (Chairman of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion) pictured giving the exhortation at a short act of remembrance at Lisburn War Memorial on Saturday, November 5 marking the launch of Lisburns Royal British Legion poppy appeal.  Included are buglers Colin Elliott and Jeffrey McCullough who played the last post and reveille.

Gordon Rogan (Chairman of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion) pictured giving the exhortation at a short act of remembrance at Lisburn War Memorial on Saturday, November 5 marking the launch of Lisburns Royal British Legion poppy appeal. Included are buglers Colin Elliott and Jeffrey McCullough who played the last post and reveille.