Remembrance Sunday parade in Bury for fallen heroes
Bury will come together this weekend to honor fallen heroes to mark Remembrance Sunday.
In the town centre, Borough Mayor Cllr Shaheena Haroon will join representatives of Bury’s armed forces and civil organizations and other dignitaries in a civil march.
The procession will leave Bury Town Hall at 10.30am and travel along Knowsley Street, Haymarket Street and Market Street to the Cenotaph.
A two-minute silence will be observed at 11 a.m. and a civic service of remembrance will be held at the Bury parish church.
Members of the public are invited to join in the singing of hymns during the wreath laying ceremony.
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The service will then take place in the church followed by a “parade” of various detachments around 12:30 p.m., where the mayor will take the salute.
Cllr Haroon said: “Each year we wear our poppies with pride in support of the men and women who fought for our freedom and for those who continue to serve and protect our nation.
“This solemn and moving occasion always brings our communities together to remember their sacrifice to ensure that we enjoy the freedoms we enjoy today.”
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The mayor will also attend a civic service in Tottington later on Sunday, laying a wreath at the war memorial to the music of Tottington Public Band.
A number of other services and commemorations will take place in the borough over the weekend.
Councilor Richard Gold, Chief Armed Forces of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance and Communities, said: ‘We are proud of our Armed Forces and the immense contribution they have made and continue to make to our country, some unfortunately giving their lives for us.
“That’s why we signed the Armed Forces Compact, which reaffirms our commitment to care for serving and former members of the forces in areas such as housing, jobs and skills, health and welfare. , integration with the local community and recognition.”