ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
LIGHTS OUT - One million candles to remember.
11pm, Monday 4th August 2014
Britain declared war on Germany at 11.00 p.m. on 4th August 1914.
This proved to be the start of one of the darkest periods in our history, and as the moment approached, the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, made the famous remark:
"The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time."
One hundred years on The Royal British Legion have suggested "Lights Out". This is a UK wide event, and is an invitation to everyone in the country to participate in a shared moment of reflection by turning off their lights from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the evening of 4th August, just leaving on a single candle or light.
They have produced a special candle to mark the event, and this will be available from 4th July from M&S price £4.00 with all profits to the Legion.
ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH WILL BE OPEN FOR PRAYER AND REFLECTION ON MONDAY 4TH AUGUST BETWEEN 10.00 A.M. AND 5.00 P.M.
THE BELLS WILL BE RUNG (HALF-MUFFLED PEAL) AT 11.00 A.M.
For more information go to http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/lightsout