Whilst Christmas lights are starting to spring up throughout Manchester and the festive spirit is beginning to creep its way out of the woodworks, it is important not to forget the need to pay tribute to Manchester's fallen soldiers.
As well as take time out of our busy lives to think about friends and family from our fine city who's build up to Christmas will be very different to ours as they serve for the greater good in bases around the world.
Armistice Day itself is on Monday 11 November, but this Sunday morning there will be dozens of memorial services being held in the borough's towns and villages, as well as in the city centre. The city's main Remembrance Sunday procession starts on Peter Street at 10.25, making its way to the Cenotaph in St. Peter’s Square for 11.00, where the two-minute silence will be observed and ended with the traditional gun salute.
Remembrance Sunday services and processions are a great time for communities to come together and share a mutual respect for fallen soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms with so often take for granted. Head down to your local village or town war memorial for just before 11.00.
Join your local parade - where to be and when
There are also local parades (generally starting at around 10.15 or 10.30 unless otherwise stated) taking place in Ashton (09.00), Astley Bridge (09.30), Bardsley, Blackrod (15.00), Broadbottom, Chadderton, Crompton, Denton, Dobcross, Droylsden, Dunkinfield, Eccles, Failsworth, Farnworth, Hale (14.55-15.30), Heywood, Hollingworth, Horwich (11.40), Hurst (09.30), Irlam & Cadishead, Kearsley (09.15), Lees, Little Leaver, Littleborough, Middleton, Milnrow, Mossley, Newton, Norden, Oldham, Rochdale, Royton, Sale, Salford, Stalybridge, Stretford, Swinton, Urmston, Walkden & Worsley, Wardle, Waterloo, Werneth and Westhoughton.