The Parade started at the bottom of St. Owen’s Street and marched past the Town hall where they were joined by the Lord Lieutenant and Civic Dignitaries and proceed to St. Peter’s Square for a service where the Union Flag and Standards were laid upon the Altar. The Revd. Andy Morgan, Rector of St. Peter’s, gave the sermon reminding us of the sacrifices made by others for our freedom. We then processed from the church to the War memorial outside where the Lord Lieutenant and others laid wreaths before the Lord Lieutenant took the salute as the Parade marched down to the end of St. Owen’s Street.
One might have wished that more people took an interest given the seriousness of the occasion. Peace is what we all seek but needs guarding and sacrifice to be maintained.