will come to a standstill on Sunday as the city pauses to
remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice during two World
Wars and subsequent conflicts.
The main Lisburn Remembrance Sunday parade will form at Sackville
Street at 10.30am and, led by Lisburn Young Defenders Flute
Band, will make its way along Wallace Avenue, Belfast Road,
Seymour Street and Castle Street to the Castle Gardens War
There will be a short wreath laying ceremony, the Last Post
will be sounded and a two minute silence will be observed at
11am before the parade makes its way to Lisburn Cathedral for
the Remembrance Sunday service. Following the service the parade
will make its way through the city centre back to the Royal
British Legion in Sackville Street.
Meanwhile a parade and service, organised by the Hillsborough
Women's Royal British Legion Branch, will begin at 10.30am at
the Scout Hall in Ballynahinch Street.
The parade, which includes representatives of local youth
organisations, will make its way to the War Memorial in the
village and, following a wreath laying ceremony, the parade will
proceed to Hillsborough Presbyterian Church for a service. The
parade will return through the village to the Scout Hall at the
end of the service.
Prior to the main parades, short wreath
laying ceremonies will be held in Seymour Hill and HIlden war
The ceremony at the entrance to Seymour Hill
estate will be held at 9am on Sunday morning. Local politicians,
as well as members of the Girls and Boys Brigade, Apprentice
Boys and Orange Order, will join representatives of Derriaghy,
Dunmurry and Seymour Hill Community Associations for the wreath
The Mayor, Councillor Ronnie Crawford, will
also be attending a wreath laying ceremony at Hilden War
Memorial at 10am on Sunday morning, before making his way back
to the city centre for the main Lisburn City parade.
Mayor urges everyone
to back Poppy Appeal
IN the run up to Remembrance Sunday Lisburn's
Mayor Councillor Ronnie Crawford has appealed to the city's
residents to continue their generous support of the Royal
British Legion's Poppy Day Appeal. "I would like to appeal to
the Lisburn public to significantly increase their giving to the
Royal British Legion's Poppy Day Appeal. Last year the City
donated the significant sum of £35,000," he said. The Royal
British Legion is the UK's leading charity providing financial,
social and emotional support to millions who have served or are
currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants.
Thanks to the continued support from Lisburn and other towns and
cities throughout the UK they can continue to provide their
The Mayor added: "It was very heartening to see
the reception given to our homecoming troops and for a short
time people now have a tangible way in which to express their
widespread gratitude. As Mayor of Lisburn City I would love to
see Lisburn top the poll in their generosity to this cause.
"There are dozens of names of Lisburn soldiers
who once walked our streets, engraved on our beautiful War
Memorial in Castle Street. They never came back and I think we
all have a duty to turn out on Remembrance Sunday to honour
their memory," he concluded.
Forces Help holds charity fair
SSAFA Forces Help will be helping Santa to
get a head start on his Christmas shopping on Saturday November
29 from 10am - 5pm with a Christmas Fair in the charming setting
of Hillsborough Village Centre.
The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association
traditionally provides year-round help and support to the
families of those who have served - or are serving - in the
defence forces. The fundraising Christmas Fair is designed to
help fund that ongoing support. The event features a wide range
of goodies, from designer fashion for all the family, jewellery,
books and crafts to children's presents and fabulous foodstuffs.
Lisburn Mayor, Councillor Ronnie
Crawford officially launched the
2008 Poppy Appeal during a ceremony
at the Lisburn Cenotaph on Saturday