VIDEO - Calderdale’s Remembrance Day tribute to fallen heroes

Calderdale fell silent this morning to mark Remembrance Day.

Firms, businesses and schools across the district observed a two-minute silence at 11am in memory of those men, women and children who lost their lives in both World Wars, as well as in more recent conflicts.

Poppy wreaths at Halifax's cenotaph.

Poppy wreaths at Halifax's cenotaph.

This year marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Scores of shoppers paused to pay their respects in a Royal British Legion service in Halifax town centre this morning (Tuesday).

The Mayor of Calderdale, Pat Allen, as well as representatives from the Halifax and Ovenden branches of the Royal British Legion and the Yorkshire Volunteers were present at the Southgate precinct service.

Crowds gathered as the Last Post was sounded and a two-minute silence was observed in remembrance of those who fell in conflict.

Royal British Legion service at Southgate precinct, Halifax.

Royal British Legion service at Southgate precinct, Halifax.

Caroline Pell, chairwoman of the Halifax branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “Services like this are very important, especially this year and it was wonderful to see so many people turn out.”

Mayor of Calderdale, Pat Allen, added: “It’s been an an amazing remembrance weekend and it shows how much respect we do still have.”

Colin Pool, standard-bearer for the Halifax branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “I’m an ex-soldier, so it’s a great honour to do this.

“The legion helped me when I needed it, so this is a way to give something back.”

Many schools also held remembrance services - a special assembly was held at Trinity Academy, Holmfield, where 2,000 poppies were on display.

Watch our video to see how Halifax paid its respects.

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