Lights Out will remember the WW1 soldiers

Lights out.
Lights out.

Residents are being encouraged to leave a single light on or candle out to remember those who lost their lives during the First World War.

As part of the national ‘Lights Out’ initiative, those living in south east Northumberland are encouraged to turn off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on August 4.

It is all part of a range of events to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, with people given the chance to mark the hour in their own way or as a shared moment of reflection.

The project is being organised by 14-18 NOW, the official cultural programme for the First World War Centenary Commemorations.

Iconic buildings and landmarks such as Blackpool Illuminations, the Houses of Parliament, Eden Project, the Imperial War Museums and Tower Bridge will turn off their lights; the Royal British Legion has launched a campaign for at least one million candles to be lit across the UK and theatre productions including those of the National Theatre’s War Horse, both nationally and internationally, will invite their audiences to take part in Lights Out after their curtain calls.

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