23 October 2018   |  Last Updated 18-12-2014 10:53

      Sunday 09, November 2014

      IN PICTURES: Remembrance Sunday in Manchester

      At 10.15am a parade led by the Greater Manchester Police Band including senior representatives from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Royal British Legion, Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, Reserve Forces and 207 Field Hospital has departed from outside the Radisson Hotel on Peter Street.

      The parade has joined the Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Sue Cooley, the Lord Lieutenant and civic dignitaries at the cenotaph in St Peter’s Square, opposite the Cooper Street entrance of the town hall, for the Remembrance Day service at 10.55am.

      Also faith leaders, including representatives from the Muslim, Afro-Caribbean Christian Churches, Sikh, Hindu, Jain and Jewish communities along with clergy from the Free Church, Church of England and Catholic Church; as well as elected members, consuls and magistrates were present at the service.

      Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Sue Cooley said: "Remembrance Sunday gives us time to reflect on past and present conflicts and is a chance for us all to express our respect for the men and women who have given their lives in the fight for freedom.

      "2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One and rightly our thoughts will turn to all those who lost their lives or were effected by one of the worst conflicts the world has ever seen.

      "However, while it is important we take the time to remember the devastating consequences of historic conflicts and the enormous sacrifices made by all members of the armed forces, I’d ask everyone to also spare a thought for those still risking life and limb in conflicts across the globe and the families they have left behind."

      Various scooter clubs has paid a visit to the St Peter’s Square in remembrance of those who fought and sacrificed their lives. Other than a couple of unfortunate casualties who fainted during the service, the Remembrance Sunday events ran smoothly.

      By: Koray Erol