Silence to honour Leeds’ fallen war heroes

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Leeds fell silent today to honour the memories of thousands of military heroes.

Poppies fell from the balconies at the city’s Royal Armouries museum as part of a service of remembrance.

Armistice Day at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. PIC: James Hardisty

Armistice Day at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. PIC: James Hardisty

The service, which will be led by Rev Gordon Warren, will include a roll call of honour of the West Yorkshire Regiment the Leeds Pals.

A lone bugle will then sound the Last Post before a two minutes’ silence is observed at 11am.

Members of the Royal British Legion gathered at the war memorial in Victoria Gardens today.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Judith Chapman, was among the dignitaries to lay a wreath on behalf of the city.

PIC: Simon Hulme

PIC: Simon Hulme

The ceremony will be followed by a two minute silence at 11am.

Hundreds of people gathered in the rain at the city’s war memorial on Sunday.

PIC: Simon Hulme

PIC: Simon Hulme

PIC: Simon Hulme

PIC: Simon Hulme

PIC: Simon Hulme

PIC: Simon Hulme

PIC: Simon Hulme

PIC: Simon Hulme

Date: 13th December 2017.
Picture James Hardisty.
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