City to come together in Remembrance

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Remembrance Sunday 2015 in Liverpool. Pic by Ryan Jones © JMU Journalism

Remembrance Sunday 2015 in Liverpool. Pic by Ryan Jones © JMU Journalism

Liverpool will fall silent for the city’s annual Remembrance tributes this weekend, with some changes made to the Royal British Legion’s events schedule.

Due to Armistice Day falling on Friday November 11th this year, the ‘Garden of Remembrance’ opening that would typically take place at St. John’s Gardens has been cancelled. Instead, people will be able to pay their respects at the Liverpool Cenotaph at 11am.

The Remembrance Sunday service outside St. George’s Hall will run as usual, however.

Following consultations with Merseyside Police, the British Legion has confirmed that the route for the ex-services’ parade will not be changed this year.

Led by The Duke of Lancaster’s Band, the parade will gather at the front of Lime Street station at 10.25am and march down towards St. George’s Plateau.

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Last year’s ceremony was commemorated with the stream of red ceramic poppies that cascaded onto St George’s Plateau in the ‘Wave and Weeping Window’ sculpture, which was put together by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper.

Once the parade reaches its destination, there will be a short service before two-minutes of silence – a tribute to the servicemen and women that have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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