Remembrance weekend

​Date: 03/11/2014

The Annual Festival of Remembrance will be held in Wakefield Cathedral on Friday November 7.

The service, organised by us in conjunction with the Royal British Legion, will include an act of remembrance.

Cllr Sandra Pickin, Mayor of the district, who is also the Council's Armed Forces Champion said: "These events are a way of honouring those who have fought bravely for the freedom our country enjoys today.

"The remembrance events brings people together to show respect, appreciation and pride for those who have given up everything for the rest of us, both in past and present wars."

Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: "This is an important time of year when we come together to remember those who have made huge sacrifices for their country and those who continue to do so. I am proud to take part in the ceremony to ensure that their contributions are never forgotten and hope that as many people as possible attend."

The event is free and begins at 7pm. Everyone is welcome and asked to be in their seats no later than 6.45pm.

The Royal British Legion will be hosting a Wreath Laying Service at the War Memorial off Rishworth Street, near County Hall, Wakefield at 11am on Sunday November 9. This will be led by Council officials and dignitaries. All are welcome to observe and participate in the service.