Remembrance 2023 – A message from the Council leader

Remembrance Day 2023

This week we will be marking Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

Kirklees Council Leader, Councillor Cathy Scott is encouraging everyone in the borough to pay their respects to the armed forces and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day are two of the most important days in our diary each year.

“It is a time to reflect on the huge sacrifices made for our freedoms we have today by the very brave people from Britain and across the Commonwealth.

“Each year we should pause to remember those in the Armed Forces, those currently serving, veterans and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Their dedication and commitment to help us through our most challenging times never wavers and neither should ours. That’s why I want to encourage everyone to show their support to the Poppy appeal and help the work being done by the Royal British Legion.”

Armistice Day

Armistice Day commemorations, on 11 November, are being organised by individual organisations with people encouraged to observe the two-minute silence wherever they may be at 11am.

Remembrance Day Civic services and Parades

The Huddersfield Service of Remembrance will be held at Huddersfield Parish Church on Sunday 12 November at 10.50am, led by Reverend Canon Rachel Firth and attended by the Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Cahal Burke. The parade will start from Huddersfield Town Hall at 10.30am and will re-form after the service and return to the Town Hall.

The Deputy Mayor of Kirklees Councillor Nosheen Dad will be the civic representative for the Dewsbury Service of Remembrance, which will be held in Dewsbury Minister on Sunday 12 November at 10.30am.  The parade will start from Dewsbury Town Hall at 10.20 am and will re-form after the service and return to the Memorial Gardens on Longcauseway for a wreath-laying service.

Read more about the services.