Lisburn remembers the Fallen

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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.

On Friday evening (November 6) the Royal British Legion Lisburn Branch will be holding Festival of Remembrance concert and service at the Civic Centre’s Island Hall in Lisburn.

Hundreds of guests will attend the event as well as dignitaries, including the Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh Council Thomas Beckett and Lord Lieutenant of Antrim, Joan Christie and representatives of the Armed Forces.

The evening will begin with a concert, with performances from the Northern Ireland Military Wives Choir, which was formed in 2012, Garvey Silver Band, Harmony Hill Primary School Choir and the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Irish Regiment.

Following the concert a service of remembrance will be conducted by the Lisburn Royal British Legion Padre, Rev Nicholas Dark.

On Saturday (November 7) Lisburn District LOL No.6 and the Pride of Knockmore Flute are holding a parade and act of remembrance. The parade leaves Lisburn Orange Hall at 11am for an act of remembrance at the war memorial.

In connection with this act of remembrance the Railway Street Ulster British Society are hosting exhibitions and a lecture in Lisburn Orange Hall.

On Thursday November 5 at 8pm there will be a lecture in the Orange Hall by David Gourley on the Battle of Gallipoli 1915.

And on Friday November 6 from 2pm to 8pm there will be an exhibition of artefacts and memorabilia from World War One.

Admission to all events is free and all are welcome to attend.

On Sunday (November 8) 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 First Lisburn Presbyterian Church 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.