Bolton remembers VJ Day 


The Mayor of Bolton is inviting Bolton’s residents to come together and join him on Sunday 15 August to commemorate VJ Day.

In memory of the anniversary of Victory in Japan, the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor John Byrne and Mayoress Councillor Lynda Byrne, escorted by veterans will welcome all at the bottom of the town hall steps.

There will be prayers at the short service, followed the traditional two minutes silence at 11am. A maroon will be fired to mark the start and end of the silence. The flag will be lowered and raised in accordance too.

Wreaths will be laid by the Mayor on behalf of the borough and a representative from the Combined Ex-Services.

The Mayor, Councillor John Byrne said: “The Mayoress and I are looking forward to joining the veterans of Bolton to mark VJ day at a short service on Sunday. I would like to invite the public to come to Victoria Square to commemorate VJ day with us and to mark the two minute silence.”


VJ Day Service, Victoria Square, 15 August 2010,

10.58am  Welcome and opening prayers

11.00am First maroon fired
 Last post played by bugler (flag lowered)
 Two minute silence

11.02am  Second maroon fired to denote end of silence
 Reveille (flag returned to original position)
 Service continues and mayor lays the first wreath followed by
 Representative from the combined ex-services laying a wreath

11.15am National Anthem
 Standard Bearers march off
 VJ Parade dismiss



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