Anniversary service to mark 9/11 

06/09/11
Photo of Bolton Town Hall
Anniversary service will take place in Victoria Square

Residents in Bolton are invited to join in a two minute silence to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

On Sunday, September 11, the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Noel Spencer, will lead a civic service in Victoria Square in conjunction with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

The two minute silence will take place to mark the time the first plane collided with the first tower at 1.46pm a decade ago.

Prior to the service, officers from Bolton Central Fire Station will form a procession and carry a lantern to Victoria Square.

The lantern will have been to each fire station in the borough and officers at each station will join in the two minute silence.

The lantern will be handed over to Councillor Spencer by the fire service’s borough commander Ian Bailey and it will be placed at the cenotaph in the square and remain lit until the end of the day.

The fire service and council will be joined at the service by representatives from the police, ambulance service and mountain rescue.

Councillor Spencer said: “Every year since that terrible day in 2001, people all over the world have remembered and paid tribute to those who sadly lost their lives.

“This year, with it being the 10th anniversary of 9/11, is particularly poignant and carrying a lantern through the town to be placed in Victoria Square is a fitting tribute to the emergency servicemen and women who will never be forgotten and I hope to see lots of people joining us in our service.”

The lantern will commence its journey around the borough’s fire stations at 9am. Ian Bailey will lead the procession from Bolton Central Station at 1.10pm, arriving in Victoria Square at approximately 1.25pm and joining the civic party.

The service will commence at 1.30pm and should end by 2pm, incorporating the two minute silence.

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