At Remembrance Sunday parades and services on 13 November West Lancashire will pay tribute to those brave people who have suffered or lost their lives serving their country.
West Lancashire Mayor, Councillor Liz Savage, who will be attending services in Ormskirk and Burscough, said: “Remembrance Sunday is a very important day when we come together to honour brave men and women who have died in the service of their country. West Lancashire is very proud of its links with the armed forces and large numbers attend the parades every year. We will all gather with pride to pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”
The Mayor, Councillor Liz Savage, accompanied by West Lancashire Borough Council’s Chief Executive, Kim Webber, will attend the event. The parade assembles at St Anne’s RC Church at 9.30am for a short service which begins at 9.40am, and will include a minute’s silence, Last Post and Reveille. Then at 9.50am the parade will march to the War Memorial in Coronation Park for a service. There will be a minute’s silence, Last Post, laying of wreaths and Reveille. At 10.10am the parade will march to Ormskirk Parish Church for the main Service of Remembrance, which will start at 10.30am. A salute will be taken outside the Parish Church. Refreshments will be served in the New Church Hall.
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Neil Furey, accompanied by the Director of Leisure and Wellbeing, David Tilleray , will join the parade which marches from Whitemoss Road, Skelmersdale, at 10.35am, to the war memorial on Sandy Lane for a service and wreath laying ceremony at 11am, which will include a minute’s silence, Last Post and Reveille. Refreshments will be available after the service at the Winchester, Liverpool Road, Skelmersdale and also at the Wardens’ Club, Blaguegate Lane, Skelmersdale.
The Mayor will attend the parade and service in Burscough. The parade assembles outside Legion headquarters, Lord Street, Burscough at 1.45pm and marches off at 2pm to the War Memorial in Junction Lane, where a wreath is laid and a service will take place. The Parade then marches back to the Legion Headquarters, where refreshments will be provided.
In addition, Parish Councils in Aughton, Lathom and Up Holland are arranging parades and ceremonies, and services will be held at many churches in the Borough.
Two Minute silence: 11 November
Ormskirk: West Lancashire Borough Council has organised a service and two minute silence ceremony at 11am on Friday 11 November in Ormskirk town centre. The event takes place at the Clock Tower and will be attended by the Mayor, members of the local clergy, Councillors and senior officers. Members of the public are very welcome to come along to the service and ceremony and are invited to gather from 10.45am onwards.
Burscough: There will be a short service and a two minute silence at 11am on Friday 11 November at the HMS Ringtail Monument, off Pippin Street Roundabout, Burscough after which wreaths will be laid at the monument. Everyone is welcome, and can begin gathering around 10.50am.