by JULIE-ANN SPENCE
Ivan Davis 0BE and Colin Preen from Lisburn paying tribute at the Field of Remembrance at Belfast City Hall this week. Mr Davis said it was a great honour and privilege to dedicate a Remembrance tribute and to visit the rows of poppies.
LISBURN will pause this Sunday at 11am to remember the Fallen of two world wars and subsequent conflicts.
The main parade and service will be held in Lisburn and will move off from the Royal British Legion in Sackville Street at 10.30am on Sunday morning. The parade, led by Lisburn Young Defenders Flute Band, will make its way through the city to the War Memorial, where wreaths will be laid by the Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor Brian Heading, as well as by representatives from the Armed Forces, Royal British Legion and local youth organisations.
The parade will then make its way back through the city centre, pausing to lay a wreath at the recently erected UDR memorial in Market Square, before arriving at Railway Street Presbyterian for the church service.
Following the service the parade will make its way to the Royal British Legion for lunch.
Smaller parades and services will be held in other parts of the city, including Hilden and Seymour Hill, where the parade and wreath laying ceremony will begin at 8.45am.
In Stoneyford, Pride of the Village Flute Band will be leading the parade, which begins at 10.50am. The parade will stop at the war memorial for a wreath laying ceremony, which will be followed by a service at St John's Parish Church.
A parade and service will be held in Moira, beginning at St John's Parish Centre at 10.15am and ending with a church service in St John's Church.
Hillsborough will also host a parade and service on Sunday. The Hillsborough parade will move off at 10.30am from the Presbyterian Church and will make its way to the war memorial in the centre of the village before proceeding to the Parish Church for a service. A return parade will begin at 1pm.
The city of Lisburn will also be represented at the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall, with the city's Deputy Mayor, Alderman William Leathem travelling over for the event.
At the launch of the poppy appeal are L to R: lvan McCammon (Poppy Appeal Organiser), Kathleen Leathem (Deputy Mayoress), Alderman William Leathem (Deputy Mayor), Rev Canon Alex Cheevers, Jackie McCartney (President of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion) and John Jamieson (Chairman of Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion).
LISBURN'S Royal British Legion poppy appeal was launched at a short service conducted by the Rev Canon Alex Cheevers held at Lisburn War Memorial last Saturday.
The last post and reveille was played by Jim Boyd of Garvey Silver Band.
Following the service crosses were placed by Lisburn Deputy Mayor Alderman William Leathem and men and women from Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion.
Members of the Women's Section of the Lisburn Branch of the Royal British Legion at the 'Poppy Man' at Lisburn War Memorial following the launch of the poppy appeal. L to R: Ethel Bradford, lsabel Parker, Edna Nimmons, Yvette Williamson, Roberta Irwin (Secretary), Margaret Smylie, Joan Lavery and Anne Hood.