Remembrance event to be live streamed

Wakefield Council is encouraging the public to please remember at home this Remembrance Day (11 November) in order to keep everyone safe.

The Annual Wreath Laying Service on Remembrance Sunday (8 November) at 10.55am will this year be live streamed so that residents can remember at a distance those who have lost their lives fighting for their country in conflicts around the world.

The service will be led by the Bishop of Wakefield and Mayor of Wakefield, Cllr Charles Keith, Leader of Wakefield Council, Cllr Denise Jeffery and Wakefield Conservative Group Leader, Cllr Nadeem Ahmed, will be laying wreaths.

Cllr Charles Keith, Mayor of Wakefield, said: "Although our Remembrance service may be a little different this year, it is still important that we all take this time to reflect, pay our respects and thank those who fought for our country. I am proud to take part in the ceremony to ensure that their contributions are never forgotten."

Cllr Denise Jeffery

Cllr Denise Jeffery

​Cllr Denise Jeffery, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: "Even though we cannot hold our usual annual event to mark this very important time of year, we still wanted to give people the opportunity to remember those who made huge sacrifices for their county and those who continue to do so.

"The Council are proud to take part in the ceremony to ensure that their contributions are never forgotten and hope that as many people as possible watch and remember from home."

Cllr Nadeem Ahmed, Wakefield Conservative Group Leader, said: "This is an important time of year when we show our respect, appreciation and pride for those who have fought bravely for the freedom that our country enjoys today.

"I am pleased that we will all still be able to do that safely during these challenging times."

Details of how residents can watch the live stream will be published closer to the time.

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