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Wirral prepares to pay its respects to borough's war dead
4:30pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
The Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Gerry Ellis, will join service men and women with their families and representatives of the armed forces at the Cenotaph in Hamilton Square on November 11 to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Mayor Ellis said it was important that families of all ages came together to remember the war dead.
He said: “On Remembrance Sunday, people of all ages will gather at war memorials across the borough to honour those who have given their lives for their country.
"Brave men and women continue to be involved with conflicts, which we hope will bring greater freedom and eventually lead to a more peaceful world.
“We will not only pay tribute to the service men and women who lost their lives, but will also remember the pain and loss suffered by their families and friends.
“I am proud to lead the people of Wirral in remembering everyone who has made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. They have not been forgotten and we will always honour, respect and appreciate their courage.”
The Hamilton Square ceremony will take place next to a new memorial commemorating service men and women who have been awarded the Victoria or George Cross, 1,100 local people killed in action during the Second World War and those who have fallen in other conflicts since 1945.
Other services taking place across the borough are:
10.55am: The Cenotaph, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead.
10am: Christ Church, Kings Road, Bebington, followed by a service at Higher Bebington British Legion at noon.
10.15am: St Barnabas Church, Bromborough.
10.30am: St Oswald’s Church, Bidston.
10.45am: Grange Hill, West Kirby.
10.45am: St Peter’s Church, Lower Village, Heswall, followed by wreath-laying at the Cenotaph, Heswall.
10.30am for 11am: The Cenotaph, Pasture Road, Moreton.
10.50am for 11am: War memorial, Magazines Promenade, New Brighton.
10am for 10.45am: Short service at St Stephen’s Church followed by service at war memorial, junction of Osmaston Road and Prenton Lane, Prenton.
10.45am: War memorial outside public library, Ford Road, Upton.
10.45am: War memorial, Port Sunlight Village, followed by service at Christ Church, Port Sunlight Village.
2.40pm: Service at war memorial, Thornton Hough.