A two minute silence was observed at the War Memorial in Greenhead Park to mark 70 years since the end of the Second World War.
The brief service was taken by the Rev Simon Moor and wreaths were laid by the Mayor of Kirklees and Prof Bob Cryan, Vice Chancellor of Huddersfield University.
A bugler sounded the last post and there was a contingent from the Huddersfield Army Veterans.
Army Vets committee member Robert Sugden said it was typical of the many veterans to turn out it in the cold, wet weather to pay their respects, including the only two lady members, 94-year-old Betty France and 86-year-old Agnes Barker.
The veterans also attended a special service at Huddersfield Parish Church on Saturday.
It was led by the Rev Canon Simon Moor and the address was given by the Biship of Huddersfield the Rt Rev Jonathan Gibbs.