BRITAIN’S war heroes of Afghanistan – and those who have given their lives in the past – will be remembered next month.
A series of services are being arranged to mark Remembrance Sunday on November 8, in many areas of Kirklees.
This year’s appeal urges people to support troops wounded in Afghanistan and the families of those killed in the conflict by wearing a poppy. It focuses on the need to help the current generation of servicemen and women who have fought in the war-torn country.
For the first time the poster campaign features the image of a coffin being repatriated from Afghanistan.
Details of the services in Kirklees confirmed so far are as follows:
Remembrance Sunday servcies planned for Kirklees
ARMITAGE BRIDGE: Service at St Paul’s Church at 9.15am followed by Act of Remembrance and Wreath Laying at 10.15am
BATLEY: Procession assembles at Batley Market Place at 10.15am for march off at 10.35am to Batley War Memorial Gardens for 10.55am service
BIRSTALL: Assemble 1.45pm Carr Street/Market Street corner, Birstall, for march off at 2pm for 2.20pm service at St Peter’s Church where wreaths will be laid at the war memorial at approximately 3pm
CLECKHEATON: Assemble at Cleckheaton Town Hall at 2.15pm for march off at 2.30pm Service will be held at St John's Parish Church at 3pm. Wreaths to be laid at Memorial Park en route to church.
DENBY DALE: Service at Methodist Church at 9.30am followed by short service and wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial at 10.50am.
DEWSBURY: Procession assembles at Dewsbury Town Hall at 10am for march off at 10.10am to Dewsbury Minster for service at 10.30am. Following the service procession will re-form and wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial on Longcauseway.
GOLCAR: St John’s Church open at 9.40am. Power Point presentation prior to 10am Service of Remembrance. 11.15am leave the church and muster on Manor Road for start of 11.45am parade with band and standards to Memorial in Jubilee Square, wreath-laying and ‘Last Post.’
HECKMONDWIKE: Meet at 11.45am at Green Park War Memorial in Heckmondwike for service at 12 noon.
HOLMFIRTH: The service will be held at 10.45am in Holy Trinity Parish Church followed by wreath-laying service at the War Memorial at 12 noon.
HUDDERSFIELD: Procession assembles at Huddersfield Parish Church at 10am for march off at 10.05am. The salute will be taken in the Market Place en route to Huddersfield Town Hall where the parade will dismiss in Ramsden Street. The Remembrance Service will be held in Huddersfield Town Hall at 10.50am.
KIRKBURTON: Service at the Parish Church at 10.30am. Wreaths will be laid in church and at the war memorial following the service.
MARSDEN: Assemble at Marsden Royal British Legion at 10.20am for march off at 10.40am to Cenotaph in Marsden Park for wreath-laying ceremony and two minutes silence at 11am. Following the ceremony the parade will re-form and march to St Bartholomew's Church for Remembrance Service at approximately 11.20am.
MELTHAM: Assemble in Carlile Street at 10.20am - march off at 10.30am to St Bartholomew’s Church where a service will be held at 10.45am after which the parade will re-form in Greensend Road and process through Market Place for the salute to be taken on the library steps.
MIRFIELD: Assemble at 2pm in Lowlands Road for march off at 2.15pm via Station Road and Huddersfield Road for service and wreath-laying at Ings Grove Park War Memorial. Following service the procession will return to Lowlands Road.
SLAITHWAITE: Service in St James’s Parish Church at 9.45am followed by wreath-laying service at War Memorial at 11am.
Saturday, October 31: Huddersfield - Dedication of Garden of Remembrance - assemble at 10.50am in Market Place for service at 11am
Sunday, November 1: Meltham - following morning service at Parish Church 10.15am to 10.30am.
Wednesday, November 4: Dewsbury - Assemble Dewsbury Town Hall at 10.45am to process to Longcauseway for Dedication of Garden of Remembrance at 11am.
Friday, November 6: Mirfield - 10.45am parade will gather at Garden of Remembrance situated in the Mirfield Library forecourt for short service at 11am.
Sunday, November 8: Longwood - War Memorial, Longwood Gate, Longwood; East Bierley and Birkenshaw - Parade musters at Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw at 9.50am for march off at 10am through Birkenshaw. Act of Remembrance at Cenotaph begins at 10.40am; Honley - 10am – Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Parish Church.10.45am – Parade to War Memorial for a Service of Remembrance and laying of wreaths; New Mill at 10.30am - service in New Mill Parish Church. 11.30am procession (with Holmfirth Air Training Corps) into New Mill for wreath-laying at 12noon in the Remembrance Room of New Mill Club.
Wednesday, November 11: Huddersfield – Assemble at 10.45am at Greenhead Park bottom gates for service and wreath-laying at 11am at Cenotaph; Dewsbury – 11am War Memorial, Longcauseway; Birdsedge - 10.45am War Memorial, Penistone Road, Birdsedge; Heckmondwike – 11am War Memorial, Green Park, Heckmondwike.