Lord Mayor marks National Merchant Navy Day

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor will celebrate National Merchant Navy Day this weekend by attending a service at Liverpool Parish Church.

On Sunday 6 September Councillor Tony Concepcion will lead the city in recognising the efforts of those at sea during times of conflict.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Tony Concepcion said: “I am honoured to be representing the city as we remember the sacrifices made by seafarers who fought for our freedom in two world wars and subsequent conflicts

“Liverpool’s historic links with the sea mean that we will never forget the efforts made by these brave and dedicated men and women.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all Merchant Navy personnel past and present, and their families and friends.”

National Merchant Navy Day will begin with a service at Liverpool Parish Church, (Our Lady and St Nicholas), on Sunday 6 September at midday and be followed by a short march and wreath laying ceremony at the Pier Head at 1pm.

It is estimated that nearly 40,000 seafarers have died in World Wars I and II and in conflict up to the present day.