World War One centenary: ‘Lights-out’ event planned in Whaley Bridge Memorial Park

 “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”  Words spoken by Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary in August 1914.

Everyone in the UK is invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on Monday, August 4– leaving only a single light or candle for this symbolic act of reflection and hope, to mark the 100th Anniversary of the date Great Britain entered the First World War.

You can take part in this national moment of reflection at the newly refurbished Cenotaph in Whaley Bridge Memorial Park.  Members of the Royal British Legion will be holding a candle-lit vigil around the Cenotaph to mark the Centenary between 10pm and 11pm on 4 August 2014.

You can bring your own candle or a special Centenary Candle, available from your local Marks and Spencer. All profits from the sale of Centenary Candles will support serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.

Come and join the event at the Memorial Park in Whaley Bridge and pay your respects to all those who sacrificed their lives during this conflict.

For more information:

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/ww1-centenary/lights-out

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