HUNDREDS of people will pay their respects to those who gave their lives in the service of the nation on Remembrance Sunday.
Ten ceremonies will be taking place across Hyndburn along with several parades on Sunday, November 10.
Hyndburn Council leader Miles Parkinson said: “Every year it's a poignant time to remember those who have not only served our nation, but continue to do that across the globe.
“It is the lead up to the commemorations for the anniversary of the First World War next year and it's poignant, not just to reflect on those losses which were dreadful, but on those men and women today.
“It's been very moving to see the community come out to the services in their numbers.”
Peter Britcliffe, chairman of Oswaldtwistle Area Council and president of Church and Oswaldtwistle Royal British Legion, has arranged for the Cenotaphs in the town to have a spruce up before Remembrance Day.
He said: “It is very important at a time when we remember our heroes that the Cenotaphs are spruced up and tidy.
“They are an important part of the Remembrance Act and help to portray our feeling for those who have given their lives on our behalf.”
The Mayor of Hyndburn Judith Addison will lead civic officials and other representatives at a service at the Cenotaph in Oakhill Park, Accrington at 10.30am.
Transport will be provided from Crawshaw Street at 9.45am to take members of the public and marching organisations to the Cenotaph.
There will also be a minutes silence at 11am followed by the laying of wreaths and a parade from the park to Accrington Town Hall at 11.30am via Abbey Street and Blackburn Road.
Other Remembrance Sunday services include:
Altham – A service at St James Church at 10.15am followed by an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial.
Baxenden – A service at St John's Church at 3pm.
Church – A service and wreath laying at the War Memorial in Gatty Park at 11am. The parade will assemble at 10.20am on ban Street for departure at 10.30am and will travel up Henry Street via Buckingham Grove and Riding Barn Street to Gatty Park.
Oswaldtwistle – A combined service at wreath laying at the War Memorial on Rhyddings Street at 2.30pm. The parade will assemble on Thwaites Street at 2pm for a 2.10pm start. It will march from Thwaites Street along Union Road to the War Memorial. At the conclusion of the service the parade will return to Oswaldtwistle Conservative Club on Rhyddings Street via Haworth Street and Catlow Hall Street.
Clayton-le-Moors – A service at All Saint's Church at 10am. The parade will assemble at 9.30am at the Civic Hall on Pickup Street for a 9.40am start. After the service the parade will march to the War Memorial in Mercer Park for a short service and wreath laying at 11am. After that service the parade will march back to the Civic Hall via Grange Street and Pickup Street.
Great Harwood – A church memorial service at St Bartholomew's and St John's Church starting at 10am. A parade will assemble at the Town Gate at 10.20am for a 10.35am start. They will march to the War Memorial via Church Street and Church Lane for a service, wreath laying and minutes silence at 11am. The parade will then return via Church Lane and Church Street to the Town gate.
Rishton – A service at St Charles Church at 9.45am. A parade will march from Station road at 10.30am along Blackburn Road to the War Memorial for a short service and wreath laying ceremony. The parade will then return via Blackburn Road to the library.
Huncoat – Assemble at the corner of Burnley Lane and Lowergate Road at 2.10pm for a procession to the War Memorial and a wreath laying ceremony at 2.30pm.