They're lighting up the skies of Britain tomorrow for a memorable anniversary.
And Huddersfield is to play a leading role in the commemorations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day.
The day in 1945 marked the end of the Second World War in Europe.
Two venues in Huddersfield will join more than 200 around the country in lighting a special beacon to mark the anniversary.
Castle Hill in Almondbury and Cliff Rec in Holmfirth will be using a Beacon Brazier, a large metal basket set up on top of a large wooden pole. Over 200 beacons will be lit at 9.32pm throughout the country, following the lighting of the principal beacon outside Windsor Castle by The Queen.
In Huddersfield, war veterans will join civic officials, Royal British Legion, local scouts and cadet forces and the Friends of Cliff Rec. The events will mark the start of a week of celebrations, to remember all those who took part in the Second World Ward in Europe, both on the Home Front and overseas.
To ensure public safety, there will be restricted vehicle access to Castle Hill and it is recommended that members of the public watch the beacons from a distance.
VE Day marks the official end of hostilities in Europe for the Second World War on May 8,1945, following the formal unconditional surrender of German Forces. It was an occasion of national celebration, yet also one of sombre reflection for those who would not return.
It willl celebrate the achievements of the UK, the Commonwealth and the allies in their victory, but will also pay tribute to the 580,406 UK and Commonwealth Forces and 67,073 UK civilians who lost their lives during six long years of conflict.
Bruno Peek, Pageantmaster of the VE Day Beacons said: “VE Day represents a further important milestone in the history of our country. It was on this day, 70 years ago, that peace brought an end to nearly six years of war across Europe.
“We must not let this day pass without reflecting on the sacrifice, courage and determination of the people who saw us through this dark period. It therefore fitting that we should celebrate with the veterans and their families and commemorate this historic anniversary once more through the lighting of beacons”.
Other locations include: Liverpool Town Hall, Guernsey, Hertford Castle, Nottingham Castle, the grounds of Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Rochdale Cenotaph, Coronation Gardens in Wakefield and Alderney.