How the area will pay tribute to the Fallen

Poppy sellers and officers of Richhill Royal British Legion who attended the launch of the 2015 Poppy appeal and presentation of awards in St Matthews Church Hall alst week. INPT45-216.
Poppy sellers and officers of Richhill Royal British Legion who attended the launch of the 2015 Poppy appeal and presentation of awards in St Matthews Church Hall alst week. INPT45-216.

Portadown, Tandragee and Richhill will be among those areas falling silent on Sunday during the Remembrance commemorations.

In Portadown at 10.15am those taking part are to gather outside the Royal British Legion in Thomas Street. The march-off takes place at 10.30am before the Remembrance service itself at 10.45am.

Following the Act of Remembrance the Legion will parade around the town and to Thomas Street Methodist Church.

The service there should start at around 11.30am. At the conclusion of the service members will form up outside the church and parade down Portmore Street, Edward Street and High Street.

The representative of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council, Councillor Jonathan Buckley, will take the salute and lay the wreath on behalf of the council. He will be joined by the president of Portadown British Legion, Philip Morrison. From there members will parade to Thomas Street again for dispersal.

Meanwhile in Tandragee work has been under way to prepare for Remembrance Sunday. For the first time, Tandragee Royal British Legion members decorated trees adjacent to the War Memorial.

Poppies have been placed on trees beside the war memorial.

There will be no role for the Deputy Mayor, Sinn Fein Councillor Catherine Seeley, at any of the ceremonies - with the Lord Mayor Darryn Causby at the morning service in Armagh and the afternoon service in Banbridge. According to a council spokesperson when the Lord Mayor is attending in an official role there is no role for the Deputy Mayor.

Sinn Fein said no one had invited the Deputy Lord Mayor to any Remembrance events, adding, “Deputy Mayor Councillor Catherine Seeley hasn’t received any invitation to attend any events regarding Remembrance Sunday. Nonetheless, Sinn Féin remain open to engaging, as we have done in previous years, with any organisation in relation to remembrance. It remains our view that remembrance events should be inclusive events, where everyone feels welcome.”