Sheffield will fall silen to mark Remembrance Day

Poppy.
Poppy.

Sheffield will mark the National Day of Remembrance with a special service on this morning at the city’s war memorial in Barkers Pool.

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

The ceremony will begin with the Exhortation read by Captain Robert EJ Crothers of the 212 (Yorkshire) Field Hospital.

The service will be conducted by the Lord Mayor’s Chaplain. On parade will be ex-service personnel together with representatives of uniformed organisations in the city.

The Lord Lieutenant, the Lord Mayor, the Master Cutler and representatives of the services and ex-services, as well as other organisations on parade, will lay wreaths on the war memorial.

Coun Hussain said: “We all have a duty to remember and reflect on what the armed services have done for us, and continue to do for us, in serving their country in conflicts around the world. They risk their lives so that we can enjoy our freedom.

“Everyone is welcome to come and join us in Barkers Pool on Sunday to show their respect for those who have served our country, past and present.”

People can support the Royal British Legion by buying a poppy. Poppy products are also available from the website at www.britishlegion.org.uk.

At the ceremony, members of the public can lay floral tributes on the War Memorial, when the parade has marched past the memorial.