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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”.
Come and see displays of WW1 personal photographs, memorabilia, poetry and much more on Monday 14 July at Northowram library, 10am – 5pm.
The Northowram Crafty Ladies group have made a wide variety of items on a ‘poppy theme’ and these will be for sale on the day including hand crafted items, refreshments, cakes, books and much more.
Light lunches and refreshments for sale all day.
All proceeds to Northowram & Shelf District British Legion.
The Central Library in Halifax will be hosting a series of First World War-themed talks over the next few months. The first of these, on Tuesday 24 June from 12.30 to 1.30pm, is entitled ‘Why are we here? The outbreak and causes of the First World War’.
The speaker will be David Millichope of the Halifax Great War Heritage Society.
Admission is FREE but to avoid disappointment, please ring 01422 392631 to book a place.
If all places are not pre-booked, it will be possible just to turn up on the day. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat as you listen.