We are commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World war
Sunday 11th November 2018 will mark 100 years since the hostilities of the First World War ceased and the guns finally fell silent. Across the world, nations, communities and individuals of all ages will come together to mark, commemorate and remember all those who served, died and were affected by the war.
What will be doing to commemorate the end of the war?
In Kirklees, there are a series of events taking place to mark the centenary, Remembrance Services, Beacons of Light, community events, concerts and exhibitions.
The Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Gwen Lowe has appealed to local people and businesses to support the poppy appeal again this year.
Cllr Lowe said:
“This year marks 100 years since the end of WW1, the world’s first truly global war. Many communities including those in Kirklees lost loved ones and were changed for ever by the losses suffered in that war and each one that has followed.
By looking back on the sacrifices made by our ancestors and remembering what they did for us we can make sure they are never forgotten.
Our armed forces continue to provide an essential service to this country, in conflict and in peace.
Remembrance Day is our opportunity to say thank you to those who have served in the past and present, and wearing a poppy is a visible sign of our gratitude.
Families continue to suffer loss in conflicts across the world, and service men and women often return needing support to rehabilitate and move forward. The money raised by British Legion’s poppy appeal fund provides essential support for those that need it.
So please be generous with your donations and support of this year’s Poppy Appeal.”
Welfare services linked to the Poppy Appeal spend more than £1 million a week, with services ranging from helping bereaved families through an inquest, to ensuring an elderly veteran can stay independent in their own home.
Want to know what events are on?
We have put together a handy webpage with all of the information you will need about the events.