This Sunday, the nation will stand united and pay its respects to the servicemen and women who gave their lives for our freedom.
In Cheshire, local communities will come together for Remembrance Sunday – they will gather at local war memorials to lay wreaths and mark a two minutes’ silence at 11am.
They will be joined by officers and staff from Cheshire Constabulary who will have a presence at a total of 68 events across the county – the same number as 2014.
It reinforces Cheshire Constabulary’s commitment that ‘We’re Here’ for communities.
This weekend Cheshire’s Chief Constable is travelling to London for the national Remembrance Day service to take up the role of Commander of the Civilian Services Contingent (CSC).
Simon Byrne will be in charge of a group of 220 people drawn from uniformed members of organisations including the Police Service, Fire & Rescue Service, Ambulance Service, British Red Cross Society and Her Majesty’s Prison Service.
The CSC makes up 25% of the static guard of honour formed around the Cenotaph and takes its place on Whitehall, alongside the Army detachment, opposite the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.
Mr Byrne will be in command of two detachments – the first will mainly consist of members of the police service and the second will mainly consist of members of the Fire & Rescue Service.
He will be accompanied by four officers from the force – Inspector Fez Khan, who is based in operational support at Cheshire Constabulary’s HQ, Sergeant Elaine Duddle, who is based at Warrington, PC Ed Flaherty, who is based at Chester, and PC Paula Smallman, who is based at Macclesfield.
Chief Constable Byrne said: “It is a privilege and honour to join colleagues as the Commander for the Civilian Services Contingent for the Remembrance Day ceremony in Whitehall. I am proud to be taking part. In Cheshire, officers will be here for communities on the day – supporting those taking part in services at war memorials across the county.”