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We will remember them - details of Remembrance Sunday parade in Leyland

The Remembrance Sunday parade and service will take place on Sunday 13 November.

Remembrance Sunday 2021

Remembrance Sunday is a national opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.

We remember the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those who have lost their lives as a result of conflict or terrorism.

The parade will commence at the Civic Centre in Leyland at 10:35am and will be led by the Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor David Howarth.

The Mayor will be joined by Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Charles Hadcock, members of the Royal British Legion, representatives from local regiments and veterans along with members of South Ribble Borough Council.

Members of the Local Veteran's Café and the Royal British Legion riders will accompany the parade on motorbikes.

The procession will walk along Lancastergate, onto Tesco Car Park towards the Leyland Cross where wreaths will be laid, then will exit onto Church Road and proceed towards the War Memorial, then on to St Andrew's Church in Leyland for a church service. The parade will then return on the same route back to the Civic Centre.

Road closures will be in place during the event and other services will be taking place across the borough.

Residents are encouraged to come along to line the route and attend the church service to pay their respects and to take time to reflect on all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life in conflicts past and present.

Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor David Howarth said: "Remembrance Sunday and the ceremonial Remembrance Sunday parade allows us all, locally, right across the nation and beyond to take the time pay our respects to all of those we have lost through conflict past and present

"While it allows us to remember the past, it also allows us all to reflect on current conflicts and to reinforce our call for peace.

"The parade in Leyland allows us to all come together as a community to mark this poignant occasion and it is a real honour to be able to lead the parade as Mayor this year.

"I welcome all of the community to come along and join us.

"We will remember them."

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