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Armed Forces Day parade in Halifax

Armed Forces Day parade in Halifax

The parade marked the end of Armed Forces week and it started from Town Hall and went through Halifax centre before finishing at the Halifax Minister.

The Royal British Legion and members of the Yorkshire Regiment attended the Halifax Minister.

The streets remained sombre as the parade was led by Major David Wroe, Mayor of Calderdale Patricia Allen, the West Yorkshire Police Band and veterans.

The annual event marks a celebration to raise awareness of the people who worked in the armed forces and allows the public to show support for veterans.

Mayors secretary, Sue Hanson, said: “It is a way of saying thank you the Armed Forces and a way of recognising them past, present
 and future.

The service at the minister was led by the Curate Matthew Hunter and included readings of the new and old testiments from Mayor of Calderdale and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant.

David Simon, lecturer at Halifax Minister, preached at the event.

He said: “The service went very well. We had about one hundred people attend and the readings were about working towards peace.”

 

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