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Preston poised to remember war dead in Remembrance service

Posted on - 8th November, 2012 - 8:03am | Author - | Posted in - Events, News

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The city will come out on Sunday to pay its respect to those who died in the First World War.

The annual Remembrance Day parade will take place in Preston city centre on Sunday 11 November from 10.25am.

It starts at the Covered Market and ends at the Flag Market where a service of Remembrance will take place from 10.35am in front of the Cenotaph.

Preston’s Guild Mayor and war veterans will be observing a two minute silence as part of the service.

Councillor Carl Crompton, Preston Guild Mayor, said: “As we mark 98 years since the end of the Great War, it remains as important as ever to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we could enjoy the freedoms that we do today.

“Preston enjoys excellent links to the military and I would encourage people to come to the service and pay their respects to all those who have served this country in conflicts right up to this day. It will be very humbling for me to lead this very poignant, thought provoking service.”

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