Archbishop of Westminster in Liverpool for Remembrance Sunday
The head of the Catholic church in England and Wales is to lay a wreath at St George's Plateau during the Annual Service of Remembrance and Dedication in Liverpool.
The Archbishop of Westminster, His Eminence Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, will join fellow church leaders including civic dignitaries and war veterans for a special service at 11am on Sunday (November 10th 2002) in front of St George's Hall.
Before the service starts, members of the Royal British Legion and veterans will march from Leece Street to St George's Plateau, arriving at the Cenotaph at 10:30am. Members of the Royal British Legion wanting to take part are asked to assemble outside the Rodney Street branch of the organisation at 10am.
The ecumenical service itself will be conducted by the Bishop of Liverpool - the Right Reverend James Jones, together with Archbishop Patrick Kelly, the Reverend Graham Cook and the Rabbi Dr Malcolm Malits.
During the event, a piper will play the Last Post as the wreaths are laid. A gun will then be fired in St John's Gardens before Liverpool's singer in residence, Rachael Russell, leads the National Anthem.
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Jack Spriggs, said: "I know every community in the city will want to pause and remember the great contribution of the servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
"It was their bravery which ensured that we now live in the world we do today. Life would be very different if they hadn't fought so bravely for their country and it is vital we never underestimate or forget the very great service these people gave."
Following the Remembrance, members of the public will be able to lay their own wreaths.
A short service will also take place in St John's Gardens on Friday 8th November at 12 midday, during which the Lord Mayor will lay the first of a number of Remembrance crosses on behalf of the people of Liverpool. He will be followed by other civic and military dignitaries. There will also be an opportunity for members of the public to plant crosses.