THOUSANDS of people turned out for Remembrance Day services across Kirklees and Calderdale yesterday.
One of the biggest gatherings took place in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield, where more than 2,000 people attended.
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Instead of the usual Armistice Day parade and a church service at St Peter’s, Huddersfield Parish Church, the two events were merged as November 11 fell on Sunday.
More than 30 organisations formed a huge parade, from the Dunkirk Veterans’ Association to the Girl Guides and the Sea Cadets to the British Red Cross Society.
Headed by Hade Edge Band, the parade circled the park, stopping for a service at the war memorial at 11am.
Young and old walked side by side in solemn remembrance in a year made all the more poignant by the deaths of four Huddersfield soldiers.
Cpl Jake Hartley, 20, of New Mill, Pte Daniel Wilford, 21, of Cowlersley, and Pte Anton Frampton, 20, of Longwood, all died when their armoured Warrior vehicle was attacked in March.
Pte Tom Wroe, 18, of Meltham, died in September when a rogue Afghan policeman shot him and a colleague.
The service, also attended by the Queen’s representative Colonel Alan Roberts, a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, was opened by Jack West, chairman of the Huddersfield branch of the Royal British Legion.
Mr West, 79, welcomed everyone and said he was pleased to see so many young people.