Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation will be taking a moment to remember those who have fallen during wars across the years as we commemorate Remembrance Day.
On the 11th November at 11am, the commonwealth will fall silent as we reflect on the impact our members of the armed forces have had on our country as well as how it has affected those closest to them.
Started to honour the end of the First World War, the day was initially introduced by King George V, formally known as Armistice Day, to mark the end of the hostilities between the counties involved.
Following World War II, the day was renamed Remembrance Day, with the USA calling it Veterans Day.
The Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is dedicated to helping those who served our country, re-introducing Trinity Veterans earlier this year.
This programme focuses on providing an open, social space for those currently serving and past members of the Armed Forces.
Speaking on Remembrance Day, Project Officer and ex-member of the RAF, Jason Talbot, said, “This is a hugely important day in the calendar and one that I always observe.
“As someone who has had first-hand experience, I know the importance and the impact this day can have on those who have lost loved ones over the years.
“I am immensely proud to be joining the Foundation and the Club in supporting Remembrance Day.”
While, Head of Foundation, Mark Brennan, followed, “Remembrance Day is so important for everyone to stop and reflect for two minutes to remember all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect us, and we should be forever grateful for their sacrifices.
“As a Foundation, we support and will continue to support our local veterans via both our Trinty Veterans and In Touch programmes.”
We hope that everyone can join us in staying silent for two minutes, offering time to think of those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.
For more information on our Trinity Veterans programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.