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Remembrance Sunday felt a bit forgotten this year. Since we didn’t really make a lot of mention of events, please take a look at pictures from the laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph outside Halifax Minster.
The day had been appropriately calm, even as it was overcast and misty. It was a day for reflection and offering gratitude to those who had forsaken their futures so that we may have ours.
The Ukrainian flag was also present in this ceremony, a fitting reminder of the ugly reality of war still taking place right now, not so far from us, in a country not that different from ours.
Wars are never the answer and there are never winners in wars.
Let us hope we will learn one day.
Let us hope that Remembrance Sunday will be a day of offering solemn thanks and nothing more.
Interesting footnote: This is the first time after 70 years that the national Anthem sang “God save the King”.
Remembrance Sunday events are commencing again this year. There will be full parade through Halifax, followed by a memorial service at the Cenotaph near Halifax Minster.
The parade starts at Halifax Town Hall from 10am on Sunday 14 November. The parade will march via Princess Street, Southgate, Horton Street, Square Road and King Street, before assembling at the Cenotaph near Halifax Minster at around 10.40am.
The Cenotaph service will start at 10.45am, including a two-minute silence at 11am. A further service of Remembrance will then take place inside the Minster.
This month, Africaniwa is honoured to present Selena Carty founder of BlackPoppyRose and a narrator who actually lived the story; ex WO1 Hammond, as they provide an insight into some of contributions and the sacrifices made by African Colonial Soldiers on the part of the British Empire during the world wars.
The event takes place online on November 27th between 18:00-20:00pm.
Admission is free but you need to book to receive the information.
Register for the event here
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Africaniwa presents Selena Carty founder of BlackPoppyRose and a narrator who actually lived the story; ex WO1 Hammond.
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The latest of the series of World War One lunchtime talks takes place on Remembrance Day, Tuesday 11 November, at the Central Library in Halifax and will give people an insight into life in Calderdale during the First World War, as part of the Council’s continued work to mark the centenary of its outbreak… read more here…
The talk, which is free of charge, will take place in Meeting Room 1 at the Central Library between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.
You should be able to turn up on the day, but to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to book a place by ringing 01422 392631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Calderdale Council is supporting the Royal British Legion’s two minute silence on Tuesday 11 November.
At 11am you are invited to pause and remember those who gave their lives in the two world wars and in more than 70 other conflicts.
The two minute silence will also be formally observed in the Victoria Hall at the Halifax Town Hall and anybody wishing to join us are very welcome to do so.