Remembrance Sunday: Hackney gets ready to pay respects
Hackney residents can pay their respects on Sunday (9 November) to all the servicemen and women who have died in the line of duty on the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War.
The annual Remembrance Sunday Service begins with a wreath-laying ceremony at St John at Hackney Church Cenotaph at 10.40am and is followed by a Remembrance Service ceremony at the church. A two-minute silence will be held at 11am.
A parade, which includes members of the Royal British Legion, will perform the traditional march-past and salute outside Hackney Town Hall at around 12.25pm before laying wreaths at the Town Hall War Memorial.
Remembrance Day is always a moving occasion where people from all faiths and walks of life gather together to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedom we and others around the world enjoy today.
This year will be particularly poignant as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great War and I would ask residents to join us on Sunday to remember the fallen.
Order of events:
Wreath-laying at St John Church followed by service 10.40
Parade performs march-past of Town Hall 12.25
Salute - Town Hall steps 12.35
Laying of wreaths – Town Hall 12.40
Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the First World War’s official armistice, which came about on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.