HUDDERSFIELD’S Remembrance Sunday parade and service will take place in Greenhead Park – a departure from the usual town centre parade and Parish Church service.
For nearly 100 years the Huddersfield and District Army Veterans’ Association, formed by business people in Huddersfield to care for veterans of the Sikh and South African wars, has paraded on Armistice Day to remember all those who gave their lives in the many conflicts since the Great War of 1914-1918 as well as attending the Sunday Service of Remembrance and parade in the town centre.
This year Armistice Day, November 11, is on Remembrance Sunday, which means many more people will join the Royal British Legion in Greenhead Park at the War Memorial, not only to remember those who fell in battle but their loved ones left behind and those that suffered and are still suffering as a result of conflict.
The Kirklees Mayor, Clr David Ridgway, said: “I hope that everyone will come and join us up at the park to remember the many local men and women from Huddersfield and our wider community who have given so much.”
Those wishing to take part in the parade are asked to arrive at the park no later than 10am. The parade starts at 10.25am.