A SOLEMN and dignified Act of Remembrance took place in Lisnaskea on Remembrance Sunday.

The service was held in Holy Trinity Church, Lisnaskea and was conducted by Rev. Capper.

Poppy wreaths were laid at the War Memorial in the church by representatives of behalf of the PSNI, Winston Jackson on behalf of the Old Comrades’ Association, Maurice Cathcart on behalf of the Royal British Legion, and Rodney Noble on behalf of the Royal Irish Regiment.

In addition, three wreaths were laid on behalf of the youth-uniformed organisations in the church.

A two-minute silence was also observed by all present. The exhortation was given by Mark McVitty, the piper was Adam Fawcett, and The Last Post was sounded on the bugle by Helen Wilson, of Lisnaskea Silver Band, which led the parade in the town.

Elsewhere in Lisnaskea, on Remembrance Day (Friday, November 11), South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF) held its Annual Act of Remembrance at the group’s memorial located within the grounds of Holy Trinity Church of Ireland, Lisnaskea.

Some 120 people were in attendance, including P6 and P7 pupils from Moat Primary School. SEFF’s Director of Services, Kenny Donaldson, said: “This year’s Act of Remembrance was particularly special through the attendance and involvement of the children from Moat PS.

“Three young pupils read prayers and all pupils laid a poppy cross in remembrance of those included on the memorial, but also in recognition of all innocents [victims] of terrorism and of past wars; The Great War and the Second World War.

“It is a priority for SEFF to involve today’s generation in our work and we will be seeking to push forward with this objective over the coming months through engagements with schools, taking the truth and integrity of our members' lives and experiences into classrooms across Northern Ireland and beyond.

"SEFF are clear that to remember is to build bridges; those who stand in the way of respectful remembrance remain part of the problem,” added Mr. Donaldson.