Events to mark Armistice Day in Wakefield district

28/10/2019, PR-9211

Armistice 2019

​Wakefield Council is encouraging the public to observe a two-minute silence on Monday 11 November at 11am in memory of those who lost their lives fighting for their country 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, Cllr Charles Keith, will lead the two-minute silence.

The Annual Festival of Remembrance will be held in Wakefield Cathedral on Friday 8 November 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.  

"The Council are 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 annual Wreath Laying Service will be taking place at the War Memorial opposite County Hall, Wakefield on Remembrance Sunday. It starts at 10:55am on Sunday 10 November, following a parade from the Cathedral at 10:40am. All are welcome to observe and participate in the service.