Fivemiletown Royal British Legion hosted its Annual Remembrance Parade on Sunday, November 13 as the Fivemiletown community came together to mark Remembrance Sunday. The members and youth groups formed up at the Community War Memorial at 2.50pm to observe the Act of Remembrance.

Precentor Hanlon opened proceedings in prayer followed by the laying of wreaths. Fivemiletown Royal British Legion, a variety of Regimental Association, PSNI, Community/ Youth Groups and families all laid wreaths at the Memorial while Charlie McClintock played a lament on the pipes.

The exhortation was led by Mr Robert Carson, Branch Chairman. Noel Trimble of Murley Band played the Last Post which was followed by a minutes silence. After Reveille the Kohima Epitaph was recited.

At 3pm the large parade set off under the command of Iain Lendrum BEM and led by Irvine Memorial Pipe Band. It made it’s way along the main street to the site of the 1993 murder of Constable Drew Beacom and Constable Ernie Smith, a wreath was laid by Andrew Beacom in memory of both members of the RUC.

The parade then proceeded along the bypass to St John’s, Church of Ireland where a large crowd had gathered for the church service in St.John's. After the service the parade made it way back to the Royal British Legion hall with the salute taken by The Deputy Lord Lieutenant for County Tyrone James Hamilton Stubber and Michael Holland.

The large crowd then gathered in the hall for tea and sandwiches provided by the Royal British Legion Branch.