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Remembrance services held throughout Mid and East Antrim as Borough commemorates the Fallen

Tuesday 14 November 2017

A series of Remembrance events to commemorate those who lost their lives in both World Wars and other conflicts took place across Mid and East Antrim at the weekend.

Remembrance services held throughout Mid and East Antrim as Borough commemorates the Fallen

Remembrance services were held in the Borough’s towns of Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne, with poignant ceremonies in Whitehead, Broughshane, Cullybackey, Glynn and Ballycarry.

Poppy wreaths were laid on behalf of Council at each of the locations.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Paul Reid, said: “It was my honour, as First Citizen, to take part in Remembrance services for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“A series of events took place across our Borough to commemorate our brave servicemen and women during Remembrance Weekend, when we reflected and remembered the Fallen.

“They must never be forgotten for the price they paid in order that we may live in freedom and we also thank those members of the armed services who continue to protect our liberty and ensure our safety today.”

The previous weekend a delegation from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council attended the Northern Ireland Festival of Remembrance, hosted by the Royal British Legion, at Belfast's Waterfront Hall.

The 2,000-strong audience, including His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Mrs Joan Christie OBE, enjoyed performances from The Band of The Royal Irish Regiment, Regimental Band, Bugles, Pipes and Drums Second Battalion, and The Police Male Voice Choir.

Civic Buildings in Larne, Ballymena and Carrickfergus were also lit up in red throughout Remembrance Weekend.