THE streets of Ballinamallard were lined with people for the annual Remembrance Parade in the village on Sunday, November 14.

The parade set off from the flagpole in Ballinamallard at 11am and travelled through the village towards Ballinamallard Methodist Church, where the main Remembrance Service took place this year. Ballinamallard Accordion Band led the parade, which included ex-servicemen and Ballinamallard Girls' Brigade.

The church service in Ballinamallard Methodist Church began at 11.30am, directly after the parade, and was led by Reverend John Beacom.

During the first hymn, Rev. Beacom received the standards from the Royal British Legion and the Girls' Brigade.

Major Jimmy Hetherington (retired) led the Act of Remembrance, and wreaths were laid by Christopher Bleakley, a representative of the Royal British Legion; Kenny Fisher, a representative of the Scouts; and Molly Henderson, a representative of the Girls' Brigade.

A wreath was also laid by Jennifer Grey, representing Ballinamallard Methodist Church.

During the service, Rev. Beacom led a sermon on 'The importance of Remembering'. The Last Post and Reveille were sounded by David Fyffe.

At the end of the service, the standards were returned ahead of the National Anthem. The parade reformed after the service and travelled back through the village, concluding at the flagpole with the National Anthem.

A service was also held at Magheracross Parish Church with an Act of Remembrance at the start. The service was led by Archdeacon Brian Harper and wreaths were laid by Church Warden Julie Hetherington, and representatives of the Royal British Legion, Girls' Friendly Society, and the Scouts.