Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Leeds tributes to service men and women

Leeds will be remembering service men and women who have lost their lives in conflict.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Reverend Alan Taylor will be joined by Vice Lord Lieutenant, the High Sheriff, civic leaders and guests as he lays a wreath at the cenotaph in Victoria Gardens on Friday 11 November at 11am.

There will be a further civic observation on Sunday 13 November, where a procession will leave Civic Hall at 10.45am and finish at Victoria Gardens where a number of wreaths will be laid to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

The wreaths will commemorate lives lost in wars since World War One, including World War Two, the Falklands, the two Gulf Wars, and conflicts in Bosnia, Rwanda and Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

At 11am there will be two minutes silence after which a bugler will sound the Last Post.

After the service the Lord Mayor and civic representatives will proceed to the front of the Town Hall where a salute and march past will take place.

Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Reverend Alan Taylor said:

“Remembrance Sunday is a time to reflect upon and remember those who have been killed in conflict since World War I and the sacrifices they made for us.

“It is important to remember those who have lost their lives in battle. On occasions like this we stand shoulder to shoulder and remember how brave our service men and women are.”


Notes to editors

There will be various event happening across the region, organised by the British Legion and all commemorating those fallen in conflict. For details of local services contact the Royal British Legion on 0113 256 4477.



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