Remembrance Day parades and services will be taking place across County Armagh this Sunday, November 9.
The occasions will be all the more poignant as it comes in the centenary year of the start of the First World War.
In Armagh, the parade will begin at the local branch of the Royal British Legion’s premises at Dobbin Street, leaving at 10.30am, making its way, led by the Armagh Old Boys’ Silver Band, through the city centre to the Cenotaph.
There, the Act of Remembrance and wreath-laying will be conducted, with the silence observed at 11am and the sounding of The Last Post and Reveille.
The Lord Lieutenant for County Armagh, the Earl of Caledon, will take the salute at Mall East, before the parade makes its way to St Mark’s Parish Church, via Victoria Street, for the service.
In Tandragee, the assembly point will be at Cornmarket Street, making its way to the War Memorial.
The Act of Remembrance is due to begin at around 10.45am, before the Remembrance service is held this year in Tandragee Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev George McClelland.
This year’s service in Richhill will be at the local Methodist Church. Before hand, and as is usual, it will assemble in The Square at 10.30am and make its way to the War Memorial for the wreath-laying, led by Portadown-based Corcrain Pipe Band.
The parade in Loughgall will assemble at the Old Courthouse, at 11.15am, and the wreath-laying is at the War Memorial at 11.30am, before service in St Luke’s Parish Church.
In Markethill, again as is traditional, proceedings take place in the afternoon, assembling at Keady Street at 2.45pm. There will be a salute at Main Street and then the parade makes its way for two separate church services in the town.
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