On Saturday 3rd of November a Remembrance Service was held at 3.00pm in the Memorial Garden Chapel
Emmerson Walgrove, Ron Sweeney and Revd. Andrew Howorth with TOMMY
The service was conducted by the Revd. Andrew Howorth of St John The Divine Church Menston and Chaplain of High Royds Memorial Chapel.
Ron Sweeney introduced the Chapels own TOMMY to sit with the names of the High Royds Hospital Staff who gave their lives in the two word wars.
Emmerson Walgrove read the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, Quentin Mackenzie read Dulce et Decorum est by Wifred Owen describing the horrors of war, and Liz Sharp read the Gospel from the New Testament. Matthew 5:1-12
All attending were invited to light a candle as an act of remembrance for lost loved ones.
The friends of High Royds Memorial Garden and Chapel give their thanks to David and Judith Knaggs for bringing the large TOMMY (there but not there) that added a poignant symbol of why we should remember those who gave their lives for their country