At 11.00 am on Saturday 11th November 2017 a small crowd gathered at the War Memorial in Omagh to join in a national Act of Remembrance. Following a reading and prayers lead by Rev Eleanor and a passage by Richard Scott, Chairman, Omagh Branch Royal British Legion, a two minute silence was observed. A guard of honour was provided by a group of young poppy sellers. This short service at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the month was to have preceded the main parade and wreath-laying ceremonies on Sunday 12th. It was not to be. Following a warning telephone call to the PSNI a viable explosive device was discovered in a litter bin close to the cenotaph and the area cordoned off. A shortened parade took place from the Royal British Legion Hall in Campsie Road to Omagh Academy where a combined service was held with clergy from all the main churches taking part.

Poppy sellers

Poppy sellers form a Guard of Honour at the Cenotaph on Saturday 11.11.17 at 11.100 am

Rev Eleanor and Brian

Rev Eleanor with Brian Maguire at the Cenotaph 11.11.17

Eleanor Richard

Rev Eleanor with Richard Scott, Chairman, Omagh Branch, Royal British Legion