Remember from home

As with many things this year, our traditional Remembrance Sunday commemorations will look a little different due to the restrictions in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remembrance Sunday Civic Service

On Sunday 8 November at 10.50 am, join us for our special, pre-recorded Civic Service. Our commemorations will feature church services from Dewsbury and Huddersfield, along with wreath laying from across the borough and the 2 minutes silence at 11.00 am, honouring those who made the ultimate sacrifice to secure and protect our freedom.

The Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Mumtaz Hussain:: "I urge everyone to join me online in our service for all on Remembrance Sunday as the nation falls silent. Remember those who have given so much for us all but remember we are still fighting a pandemic so do all you can to stay safe and remember from home."

Words from our community

Reservist (and Councillor) - Councillor Charlotte Goodwin
The Purple Poppy - Councillor Gwen Lowe, former Mayor of Kirklees
Cadet - Flight Sergeant Joseph Moutell, 59 (Huddersfield) Squadron RAF Air Cadets
Standard Bearer - Jackie Morris, Huddersfield Branch Royal British Legion
Reservist (and employee) - Mark Ibberson, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing
Veteran - Major Stephen Armitage, Huddersfield & District Army Veterans' Association
Military Chaplain - Rev Canon Sean Robertshaw, Team Rector, Upper Holme Valley Team

Lighting up Kirklees

From 6.00 pm, Victoria Tower at Castle Hill, along with Huddersfield, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury and Batley Town Halls will light up red as a mark of respect.

Community Wall of Remembrance

To help us to continue to remember as a community, head over to the Kirklees Wall of Remembrance where local Councillors, MPs, Veterans, school children, cadets and residents have shared photos of them paying their respects. To join the Community Wall of Remembrance, simply upload your pictures to our commemorative Flickr page or email your photos to mayors.office@kirklees.gov.uk.

Display your poppy with pride

Many of us will be paying our respects from home so why not make a poppy to display in your window or a paper poppy wreath for your door? Here's some more Remembrance Day crafts . Share your pictures on Twitter with the hashtag #kirkleesremembers.

Follow The Mayor on Twitter

Follow The Mayor on Twitter, @KirkleesMayor , for more information about how we are honouring Remembrance this year.