Barbara joined people from across Irlam and Cadishead to pay her respects to British soldiers killed in war. She joined local councillors and local people at the Remembrance Sunday parade and laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in Princes Park, Irlam.
Barbara also joined Mr and Mrs Annis, the parents of Fusilier Simon Annis (who was killed in Afghanistan three years ago). A memorial for Afghanistan with Simon’s name on it, has been positioned next to the First and Second World War memorials in the park.
“Remembrance Sunday has an important place in the hearts and minds of people in our country. It is right that we mark the sacrifice of those who have given their lives for us in conflicts. We should always use this day to commemorate the lives of those who fought and died for our country.
“I was very pleased to see the new memorial mentioning Fusilier Simon Annis next to the First and Second World War memorials in Princes Park. It is fitting that the Irlam and Cadishead community has a memorial which pays tribute to Simon, who lost his life so heroically trying to save an injured colleague.
“The Remembrance Day ceremony was very moving and it was good to see so many people paying their respects to our local war heroes.”