Remembrance Day parade through Islington

REMEMBRANCE Sunday is being commemorated in Islington with a parade and service in memory of those who have given their lives serving their country.

Islington Mayor Mouna Hamitouche will lead community and religious leaders from across Islington at this year’s Remembrance Sunday Inter-Faith Service and Parade on November 14.

The parade will set off along Upper Street from Highbury Corner at 10am, before proceeding to Islington Green for the service, which starts at 10.40am.

Islington Council leader Catherine West said: “We are very proud to be involved with Remembrance Sunday, and honouring those who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for the freedoms we enjoy today.

“There are several Remembrance events across the borough and I invite all those who are able to attend. If you can’t, please join us in a moment of reflection on Armistice Day.”

The parade will set off from Highbury Fields at 10am, stopping at the Town Hall to be joined by the mayoral party, councillors, civilians and youth groups. There will be a two-minute silence at 11am at Islington Green.

The parade will be headed by the Holloway Adventurers & Pathfinders Drum Corps, members of the Islington Veterans Association, standard bearers, members of the Honourable Artillery Company, Sea Cadets, 23 Cadet Squadron RE, The Rifles, 9F Squadron ATC and 329 Squadron ATC.

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Further Remembrance Sunday events will take place at the War Memorial at Spa Green, EC1 at 11.40am and at 2pm at the WWI Memorial Arch at Manor Gardens, N7 (the site of the former Royal Northern Hospital).

The first event of Remembrance week is a wreath-laying ceremony at the Civilian and Military War Memorials in East Finchley Cemetery at 11am on Tuesday, 9 November 2010, lead by the Mayor, Deputy Lieutenant and councillors.

Islington’s Mayor will also lead a two-minute silence outside the Town Hall on Armistice Day at 11am on Thursday 11 November. Police will stop traffic on Upper Street.