Servicemen and women who gave their lives during wartime conflict were remembered by the people of Driffield during a special service of remembrance on Sunday.
Led by the Bridlington Pipe Band, representatives from the armed services, Driffield Town Council, ex-service associations, police and support services, families of the Guide and Scout movements and St John Ambulance took part in a parade through Driffield prior to the service at All Saints Parish Church.
The service was conducted by the clergy of Driffield Churches Together and lessons were read by Driffield School students Charlotte Hutchinson and Ben Docherty. After the service, a two minute silence was observed and 26 wreaths were laid at the War Memorial in the church grounds.
John Forrester, secretary of the Driffield & District branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “The committee of the Driffield branch of the Royal British Legion would like to thank everyone for the wonderful support we have received over the last two weeks of the Poppy Appeal. This is the first parade we have held for many years and it all went very well.”
Valerie Slater, Group Scout Leader, said it was important for young people to remember the sacrifice that servicemen and women had made for this country. She said: “It is really important that future generations remember those who fought for our country so that we could be free. “We were pleased to be invited to take part in this important service.”
For more information about the Driffield & District branch of the Royal British Legion please contact John Forrester and for information about the 2nd Driffield Scout Group contact Valerie Salter