Dignitaries, service persons and organisations will be joined by faith leaders from across the city
Manchester and Salford's annual Remembrance Sunday parade takes place this weekend, commemorating the wartime contributions of British and Commonwealth military and civilians.
At 10.25am, in Manchester, a parade of service and ex-service organisations will depart from the Radisson Hotel on Peter Street and march to the cenotaph in St Peter’s Square, opposite the Cooper Street entrance of the Town Hall.
Following behind, The Scots Guards Association Pipe Band will lead a procession of dignitaries including the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Eddy Newman. Faith leaders will also join in the commemoration - 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, elected members, consuls and magistrates.
At 11am there will be a two-minute silence, the start and end of which will be marked by the firing of a 105mm gun.
After the service, a March Past of Service Organisations will take place outside Central Library on St Peter’s Square; observed by the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Mayor, senior representatives from the Army, Reserve Forces, Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and 207 Field Hospital.
Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Eddy Newman, said: “This Sunday, at a service in St Peter’s Square, we will remember and honour all those who have lost their lives in active service.
"I am extremely proud to be leading the commemoration for Remembrance Sunday - it’s important that people come out and show their support on occasions like this, which gives us time to reflect on past and present conflicts and show our appreciation for the enormous sacrifices made by all members of the armed forces while performing their duty.
“It will be an honour to meet with members of the armed services and faith leaders to mark this solemn day along with the people of Manchester.”
In Salford, the assembly takes place at Albion Place, The Crescent at 10.30am, with the service and wreath laying commencing at 10.45am at The Cenotaph. See here for more services across Salford.
The Imperial War Museum - which will host a major season of events next year to mark the end of WW1 Centenary, including Paul Cummins’ and Tom Piper’s iconic Wave sculpture - is also commemorating the occasion, with a two-minute silence on both Armistice Day (Saturday 11) and Remembrance Sunday at 11am, followed by a themed Big Picture Show film in the Main Exhibition Space.
For full listings of remembrance events near you, check your local council website.