The Ballymena Branch of the Royal British Legion will be manning their ‘Poppy Shop’ at the town’s Services Club all this week.
The shop was opened on Saturday by the Mayor of Ballymena, Mrs Audrey Wales MBE.
It will be open until Saturday 8th November from 9am to 5pm each day.
This year’s Remembrance parade will take place in Ballymena on Sunday 9 November.
The parade will form up at the Services Club at 10.15am to march off at 10.25am.
The route will be Trostan Avenue, Castle Street, Bridge Street, Waveney Avenue onto the Galgorm Road to the Memorial Gardens, where there will be a short service led by Rev John McClure followed by the laying of wreaths.
At approximately 11.15am the parade will form up and leave the Memorial Gardens and parade to St Patrick’s Church of Ireland for a church service, via Wellington Street where the Mayor Mrs Audrey Wales MBE will take the salute.
After the church service at St Patrick’s the parade will form up and parade back to the Services Club via the Demesne and Tardree Grove.