Liverpool’s Lord Mayor will lead the annual service of Remembrance on Sunday 10 November at St George’s Hall Plateau.
This years’ service also marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest military campaign of the Second World War. At the end of the service and weather permitting there will also be a flypast by Tiger Moth and Miles Gemini aircraft.
The Band of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and singer Danielle Thomas will be performing from 10.40am at St George’s Hall Plateau prior to the start of the Service.
At 11am, after the ‘Last Post’, a firing gun will mark the start of a two-minute silence across the city, followed by the laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph.
Eleven year old chorister Jack Topping from St Edwards College, Liverpool, who has recently been signed by Decca records, will sing ‘Be still My Soul’, fresh from performing at the BBC Festival of Remembrance for Her Majesty the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall the night before.
Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar, said: “Liverpool’s Remembrance Service is an opportunity for us to show our appreciation and respect for the men and women from our armed forces, past and present.
“It is vital that we never forget the sacrifices made by others during times of conflict and take a moment to think of those who are, sadly, no longer with us.
“We should remember the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for protecting our country and granting us the freedoms we enjoy today.
“I ask that everyone wears a poppy and shows their support for our service personnel, their families and friends and the fantastic work of the Royal British Legion.”
Following the two minute silence, prayers of thanksgiving and re-dedication will be said by The Bishop of Warrington, The Right Reverend Richard Blackburn. Danielle Thomas and The Band of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will lead the congregation in singing The National Anthem.
There will then be a short parade and march past, after which individuals will be invited to lay their own wreaths.
Please note that on Sunday 10 November, the following closures will be in place:
1. William Brown Street from 6.00am -1.00pm.
2. Lime Street between London Road and Ranelagh Street from 9.30am – 1.00pm.
3. St Johns Lane and St George’s Place between Old Haymarket and Lime Street from 9.30am – 1.00pm.
4. Skelhorne Street between Bolton Street and Lime Street from 9.30am – 1.00pm.
Access for the Holiday Inn Hotel and St Johns car park will be facilitated from Skelhorne Street / Bolton Street junction.
All closures will be signed and stewarded. They will remain in force only for as long as is deemed necessary.
Please be aware if you are in the vicinity of Lime Street on this day, a field gun will be fired at 11.00am and at 11.02am.