Plans announced for Remembrance Sunday ceremony and city centre parade

'After cancelling last year’s ceremony due to COVID restrictions, it's important that the people of Manchester come together to show our combined appreciation'
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Manchester will fall silent as the city remembers the fallen during the annual Remembrance Sunday commemoration that will take place on Sunday 14th November 2021.  

Civic dignitaries, servicemen and women, service and ex-service organisations, faith leaders and uniformed organisations will be invited to pay their respects at the city’s Cenotaph in St. Peter’s Square. 

The Remembrance Day procession will start at 10:25am on John Dalton Street. The Parade will march from John Dalton Street to the Cenotaph in St. Peter’s Square.

At 11am there will be a two-minute silence. The start and finish of the traditional silence will be marked by the firing of a 105mm gun.

The event will be live streamed through the following link: vimeo.com/642089343

Wreaths will then be laid on the Cenotaph by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, Reserve Forces represented by the 103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment Royal Artillery, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, 207 (Manchester) Field Hospital (Volunteers), Royal British Legion, Manchester Consular Association, Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Young Faith Representatives.  

The Parade will then proceed to Central Library for the March Past. The National Anthem will be played at the end of the March Past.  

After the Parade has left the Cenotaph, the barriers will be removed, and members of the public will have an opportunity to place their tributes around the memorial.  

Any veterans who wish to take part should email Manchester City Council: civicevents@manchester.gov.uk.

“At the service we will pay tribute to those who have died protecting our country and reflect on past and present conflicts,” said The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Tommy Judge.

“After cancelling last year’s ceremony due to COVID restrictions, it’s important that the people of Manchester come together to show our combined appreciation for the armed forces.  

“It will be an honour to mark this solemn day with the people of Manchester.”

Road Closures 

The following roads will be closed from 7am–1pm on the day: John Dalton Street (Deansgate to Cross Street); Princess Street (Cross Street to Portland Street); Cross Street (Princess Street to King Street); Peter Street (Deansgate to Oxford Street); Mount Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street); Museum Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street); Bootle Street (Southmill Street to Mount Street); Lloyd Street (Deansgate to Southmill Street); Cooper Street (Kennedy Street to Princess Street); and Watson Street one-way reversed.

Parking suspensions will be in operation from 6am.  

Please visit manchester.gov.uk/roadclosures for more information.  

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