In an event that has become a regular in the Liverpool Business District calendar, the International Cotton Association (ICA) with the support of the Liverpool BID Company will hold their annual remembrance service on Liverpool’s historic Exchange Flags on Monday 11 November at 11am.
The ‘Last Post’ bugle call will be played at the service which will be conducted by the Reverend Bill Addy, Assistant Priest at Liverpool Parish Church. Different business leaders will be laying wreaths on the day including Bill Kingdon from ICA, Paul Cherpeau from Liverpool Chamber, and Stephen Williams from MoD Business Services.
Commissioned in 1922 by the ICA, known then as the Liverpool Cotton Association, the statue of the Unknown Soldier was unveiled by Field Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde. The accompanying bronze plaque is dedicated to the 423 men from the Association who lost their lives during both World Wars. Today, the statute has become a place to remember all service men and women who have given their lives in defence of liberty and justice; and to acknowledge those currently serving in the armed forces in pursuit of the same.
Bill Kingdon, ICA managing director, says:
“We remember all those who have fought and died in conflict, not least those from this region and from the Cotton trade.
“During the year we have marked the 75th anniversary of D Day, which perhaps gives this year’s ceremony of Remembrance a specific focus. Many from the North West of England, from Liverpool and the Cotton Trade volunteered during major international conflicts and continue to do so. We pay tribute to their service.”
The remembrance service is open to all those who wish to pay their respects. Please arrive by 10:45AM promptly.