Remember the war dead on Friday

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People in Pendle are invited to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in past wars by taking part in a two-minute silence on Friday.

The 11-11-11 Campaign marks the date that the First World War ended, and encourages everyone to respectfully remember heroes from world wars and other conflicts.

Coun. Mike Blomeley, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “Maroons will be fired at 11 a.m. on Friday to mark the start and end of the two-minute silence.

“They will be fired in Nelson, Colne and Barnoldswick and have a sound range of three miles.

“We hope that people in all parts of Pendle will be able to hear the shots and join with us in remembering the brave men and women who have given their lives for our country.”

Leading up to the two-minute silence, the Mayor of Pendle, Coun. Nadeem Ahmed, will attend a special dedication ceremony at the Colne war memorial in Albert Road.

Organised by Colne British Legion, the ceremony commemorates the recent addition of Sergeant John Baxter’s name to the memorial.

The ceremony will begin at 10-45 a.m. and Sgt Baxter’s family have been invited to attend.