Ellesmere Port Town will fall silent on 11 November
29 October 2018Eleven o’clock on Sunday 11 November will mark the centenary of the Armistice, the moment in 1918 when guns fell silent after the four years of the First World War.
The Mayor of Ellesmere Port is inviting residents and local organisations to attend the Annual Act of Remembrance on Sunday 11 November.
This years’ service will be a fitting tribute to the millions who died or were wounded during the First World War and those who remained at home to support the war efforts. Residents and local organisations from Ellesmere Port town will have the opportunity to say thank you to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War.
The commemoration events will start at Civic Square, Ellesmere Port, with a short service, laying of wreaths, a reading by Rev Gordon McGuiness, the national silence and the playing of the last post. Following the playing of the National Anthem by the Ellesmere Port Sea Cadets, the parade will form up and make its way to St Thomas Church for the traditional church service. Following the church service light refreshments will be at the Civic Hall.
The Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Councillor Karen Shore, said: “This year’s remembrance ceremonies are more important than ever as we will be marking the exact day the armistice took effect to end the First World War.
“I urge residents and local organisations from Ellesmere Port to attend and to pay their respects to our brave servicemen and women past and present.
“Those who lost their lives during the Great War will remain in our thoughts for forever. Their bravery and suffering should never be forgotten.”
Present at the service will be representatives from other local dignitaries: Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and ex-members of the armed forces will be in attendance. Local Cadets, organisations and reservists will also be in attendance.
Councillor Karen Shore