Festival of Remembrance at Wakefield Cathedral

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WAKEFIELD Cathedral will host the city’s annual Festival of Remembrance this Friday.

The service from 7pm has been organised by Wakefield Council in conjunction with the Royal British Legion.

Wakefield Mayor Coun Sandra Pickin, who is also the council’s Armed Forces Champion, said: “These events are a way of honouring those who have fought bravely for the freedom our country enjoys today.

“The remembrance events brings people together to show respect, appreciation and pride for those who have given up everything for the rest of us, both in past and present wars.”

Wakefield Council leader Coun Peter Box, said: “This is an important time of year when we come together to remember those who have made huge sacrifices for their country and those who continue to do so.

“I am proud to take part in the ceremony to ensure that their contributions are never forgotten and hope that as many people as possible attend.”

The Royal British Legion will be hosting a wreath laying service at the war memorial off Rishworth Street, near County Hall, Wakefield at 11am on Sunday.

Joanne Mjadzelics

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