There will be a weekend of Remembrance Day events in Armagh and across the borough this Saturday and Sunday.
In Armagh City, the Armagh Branch of the Royal British Legion will be planning to commemorate Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.
Armistice Day, commemorating the official end to hostilities at the conclusion of the First World War in 1918, falls on Saturday.
To mark the occasion, there will be a brief ceremony at the Cenotaph – to be led by Branch President David Hammerton BEM and Branch Chaplain, Rev Robert Townley – and the traditional Two Minutes Silence.
The Remembrance Sunday parade and service, on November 12, will be the larger of the two occasions this weekend and several hundred people are expected to turn out.
A parade will leave from the Legion headquarters at Dobbin Street – led by Armagh Old Boys’ Silver Band – at 10.30am.
Those taking part will walk up Scotch Street and make their way via Upper English Street and College Street to the Cenotaph on the Mall.
The Act of Remembrance, with the sounding of the Last Post and Reveille, will be observed, along with the Two Minutes Silence at 11am.
Wreaths will also be laid at the Cenotaph before the procession reforms – at around 11.30am – and walks along Mall East, where the salute is taken again this year by Lord Caledon.
It will make its way around the Mall and back to 3rd Armagh, the Mall Presbyterian Church, for the Remembrance Sunday service, where the preacher will be the Rev Peter Gamble.
Afterwards, at the conclusion of the service at around 1pm, those taking part will reassemble and make their way back to Dobbin Street before disbanding.
Other Remembrance Day events will also be taking place in towns and villages across the borough and neighbouring jurisdictions, including Richhill, Tandragee, Markethill, Loughgall, Bessbrook, Newry, Portadown, Killylea and Poyntzpass.