THE sacrifices made by our armed forces in conflicts throughout the past 100 years are remembered across West Lancashire on Sunday.
Services at Ormskirk, Skelmersdale and Burscough will pay respects to the men and women who have fought for our freedom.
The Mayor of West Lancs, Cllr Paul Greenall, will attend in Ormskirk and Burscough.
At 9.30am in Ormskirk, a parade assembles at St Anne’s RC Church for a short service before marching to the re- located war memorial, in Coronation Park, at 9.55am where another service includes a respectful silence, the Last Post, the laying of the wreaths and Reveille.
At 10.15am, the parade moves to the Parish Church for the main service of Remembrance and then marches to the Civic Hall.
In Skelmersdale, Deputy Mayor, Cllr Iain Ashcroft, will join the parade, which marches from Whitemoss Road at 10.35am to the War Memorial in Sandy Lane for a service and wreath laying Ceremony at 11am.
In Burscough, the parade assembles outside Legion Headquarters, in Lord Street, at 1.45pm and marches off at 2pm to the War Memorial in Junction Lane where a wreath is laid.
The parade then marches to St. John’s Parish Church for a service, following which the parade re-forms and marches past the saluting base.
Parish councils in Aughton, Lathom and Up Holland are also arranging parades and ceremonies.
At HMS Ringtail Monument, off Pippin Street, Burscough, there will also be a short service.
Guests usually gather at around 10.45am.