PEOPLE across Huddersfield came together on Sunday to give thanks and remember the sacrifice of brave men and women in conflicts worldwide.
Services of remembrance went ahead all over the district.
Huddersfield's annual parade from the Town Hall along New Street to the Parish Church was well attended.
Hundreds of veterans, current military personnel, cadets and those who helped with the war effort joined the march to give thanks and remember the fallen.
Former paratrooper and SAS member Ernest Southwell from Brighouse was part of the parade.
The 81-year-old, surrounded by pals, said he was proud of the response of people in the area.
Mr Southwell took part in the D-Day landings and also served in Palestine during the Second World War.
"A lot of my friends never got the chance to come home and it's vital we remember them. Today is a a day with both sadness and happiness."
There were also services of remembrance in Batley, Birstall, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Golcar, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Kirkburton, Marsden, Mirfield, Shepley, Slaithwaite and Spenborough among others.
At Holy Trinity church in Highfields 99-year-old veteran George Cowley laid a wreath.
Mr Cowley, who lived in Marsh for many years, joined the Yorkshire Yeommanry in 1925 so he could learn to ride.
In the war he went to France, Syria, Palestine and Egypt before being captured in Anzio, Italy and held in PoW camps in Italy and Germany.
The veteran, who will turn 100 on November 21, said his abiding memory of the war would be El Alamein.
He said: "In the middle of the night it was bright enough to read a newspaper with all the shell and tank fire.
"The noise was absolutely deafening."
He added: "A lot of people gave their lives to fight for what was right and I'm proud to be here today."