Island of Culture 2014, in association with local military organisations and veterans’ associations, is to stage a First World War centenary commemorative event.
A re-enactment of young Manx conscripts parading from the site of the former Old Drill Hall in Peel Road to King Edward Pier is to take place on Monday August 4th.
The parade will leave from Peel Road at 6.45pm and arrive at the Sea Terminal at approximately 7.15pm to coincide with the departure of the Ben-my-Chree. The re-enactment, which will include community singing and conclude with the sounding of the Last Post, will provide the opportunity for the people of the Isle of Man to pay tribute to the many Manx men who left to fight in the First World War, celebrate those who returned and honour the sacrifice made by those who fell.
In the spirit of Island of Culture’s call to ‘Be Inspired. Get Involved.’ members of the public, community groups, choirs, brass bands and other interested parties are being invited to take part.