Sheffield to pay tribute for Remembrance Day at Barker’s Pool

Sheffield will pay tribute at the city’s war memorial in Barker’s Pool for Remembrance Day with a service on Sunday 13 November.

On Remembrance Day, many people in the UK will mark those who have died conflict on 11 November with a minute’s silence to pay their respects.

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain, will lead a procession from the City Hall at 10.50 am.

The ceremony will begin with the Exhortation read by Captain R E J Crothers of the Yorkshire Field Hospital.

The parade will involve ex-service personnel together with Army units and representatives of uniformed organisations in the city.

James Williams, student, 20, said: ”No one should never forget this. We all need to appreciate the people who sacrificed their lives at wars for our country.  I have started wearing my poppy since yesterday too!”

Everyone is allowed to join the commemoration in Barker’s Pool on Sunday to show their appreciation for those who have served this country both past and present.

The paper poppy is to represent Remembrance, to remember the fallen service men and women killed in conflict, which the members of public wear on the chests.

At the ceremony people are welcome to pay further tribute by laying flowers on the War Memorial, when the parade has marched past.

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