Events to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance in Wakefield district

30/10/2017, PR8680

Wakefield Council will be marking the Royal British Legion's national two minute silence on Friday 10 November at 11am.

The silence is in memory of all those who have died in conflicts around the world.

People are being asked to gather at the War Memorial opposite County Hall, where the Mayor of the Wakefield District, Councillor Kevin Barker, will lead the two minute silence, accompanied by children from Wakefield Pinders Primary School and Military personnel from the 299 Para Squadron.

The Annual Festival of Remembrance will be held in Wakefield Cathedral on Friday November 10 at 7pm and will include an act of remembrance. It is free and begins at 7pm. Everyone is welcome and asked to be in their seats no later than 6.45pm.

Cllr Peter Box CBE
Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council

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.”

Cllr Kevin Barker, Mayor of the district, said: “These remembrance events bring people together to show respect, appreciation and pride for those who have fought bravely for the freedom that our country enjoys today.”

The annual Wreath Laying Service will be taking place at the War Memorial off Rishworth Street, near County Hall, Wakefield, commencing at 10.55am on Sunday November 12, following a parade from the Cathedral at 10.35am. All are welcome to observe and participate in the service.

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