Today marks Remembrance Day

By Amelia Riley

Today commemorates the armistice agreement that ended WW1 on 11th November 1918 at 11am.

Armistice Day always falls on 11th November, to commemorate the end of the First World War. Then, on the second Sunday of the month, remembrance services are held across the country. A two-minute silence is observed on each day at 11am in reflection and remembrance.

In honour of Remembrance Day, Leeds Trinity University are holding a short service on campus to remember those who lost their lives in the war.

“There will be a short service on campus from 10:55am, beginning outside the Atrium before processing in to lay wreaths in the Chapel as we remember those who have lost their lives in conflict.”

A fire alarm will also be sounded at 11:00am and 11:02am to mark the two-minute silence.

Many services and events will be also taking place throughout East Yorkshire for Remembrance Day.

On Remembrance Sunday, at 10:30am, a parade will be taking place in Hull. Soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment will leave from Pease Street and travel to the city centre in Paragon Square. Then an annual Service of Remembrance will take place at 10:55am with a two-minute silence at 11am.

In Bridlington, the Town Council and RBL have organised a Remembrance Sunday event at the War Memorial in Wellington Road. The parade and bands will start at Station Approach and make their way to the memorial for the service to begin at 10:55am.

A Remembrance Sunday parade will take place in Beverly, mustering in Cross Street and arriving at the Memorial Gardens, St Mary’s Church at 10:40am for the service to begin at 10:50am. There will also be a service on Remembrance Sunday in Beverly Minster, starting at 10:50am.

Many more parades and services are due to take place in Brandesburton, Hedon, Market Weighton, Driffield, Pocklington, Hessle, Hornsea, Withernsea, Cottingham, Goole, Howden and North Ferriby.

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