Remembrance Sunday: Restricted events held in Mid and East Antrim because of pandemic

Remembrance Sunday in Ballymena.

REMEMBRANCE events have taken place in Ballymena and other parts of Mid & East Antrim Borough today, but they were different from normal due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

There were restrictions on numbers as poppy wreaths were laid and many of those present were wearing face masks.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions there was  no parade from the Services Club on Trostan Avenue.

 

This year groups were allowed to lay wreaths at different times and Traditional Unionist Voice members held their ceremony at night time ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

 

North Antrim MLA Jim Allister, who is also the leader of the TUV, took part in a night-time ceremony.

The TUV laid a wreath at night time.

 

He said: “In this very different year for Remembrance events, organisations are being afforded opportunities to lay wreaths at separate times. I was pleased to join local TUV councillors laying a wreath in Ballymena.”

Remembrance Sunday in Ballymena.

 

Cullybackey Army Cadet Force did not parade this year however they paid tribute by laying poppy crosses at various graves and memorials in the village.

 

Portstewart on Remembrance Sunday. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

 

SDLP councillor Margaret Anne McKillop during an act of Remembrance in Ballycastle.Pic Kevin McAuley/McAuley Multimedia.

 

 

An online remembrance tribute was produced by Ballymena Young Conquerors Flute Band – the hymn, O Valiant Hearts (The Supreme Sacrifice).

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