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RAF flypast celebrates Veterans' Day; People.

AN RAF flypast was a major attraction in Huddersfield at the weekend as hundreds came together to celebrate and remember all those who have served in the armed forces.

A National Veterans' Day event took place in St Peter's Gardens, adjoining Huddersfield Parish Church, on Saturday.

It welcomed people from all parts of Kirklees to join in a remembrance service.

A Tucano aircraft from RAF Lintonon- Ouse flew over the town as veterans' groups filled the garden.

The event opened with a performance from Grange Moor Band and the service was then led by the Vicar of Huddersfield the Rev Catherine Ogle, who was also joined by clergy from other churches.

The Mayor of Kirklees Clr Karam Hussain said: "The annual National Veterans' Day is now in its third year and encourages local communities to acknowledge the contribution made by veterans from the armed forces and, unlike Remembrance Day, is a commemoration event.

"The theme of Veterans' Days is for veterans - of all ages - to come together with their families and friends to celebrate the contribution they have made both during their time in the forces and within their local communities as well."

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 30, 2008
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