Liverpool Remembers

Flags will fly at half-mast and Liverpool will fall silent tomorrow (Tuesday 22 May) as the city remembers all those caught up in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack.

One year on from the tragedy that claimed the lives of 22 people, there will be a national one minute’s silence at 2.30pm.

To coincide with the commemorations taking place across the country, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral will host a live screening of a special service from Manchester Cathedral between 2pm and 3pm.

All city council employees have been encouraged to observe the silence and flags on civic buildings will fly at half-mast.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, said: “The attack on Manchester Arena struck at the heart of the principles we as a society hold dear. It deliberately targeted innocent young people who had joined together to celebrate their shared love of music.

“The people of Manchester reacted magnificently to this tragedy. They refused to bow to these horrific acts and met hatred and fear with compassion and love. In the days, weeks and months following the bombing Liverpool stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Manchester and we continue to do so today.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims, their families and everyone caught up in this attack.”

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