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Blackburn Cathedral tribute to WW1 heroes

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Cathedral tribute to WW1 heroes Blackburn Cathedral tribute to WW1 heroes

LANCASHIRE will remember those lost during World War One during a special service at Blackburn Cathedral.

People from parishes right across the county are invited to attend on August 3 and each parish will receive a candle. The following evening, all parishes are invited and hold a vigil in their parish church, leading up to 11pm, the hour war was declared.

At that time, to resonate with the phrase’ the lights are going out’, in the service planned at Westminster Abbey, the candles will be blown out and placed in an appropriate location, perhaps near a memorial, and will remain there until November 11, 2018.

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8:19pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Malthus says...

I think it is fantastic that people are being encouraged to remember the fallen of the "Great War" that took place between 1914 and 1918. However, does anyone else think that it is inappropriate to be encouraging the commencement of hostilities? Yes the men who went off to die or to return physically or mentally scarred do need to be remembered, but I cannot help but begin to feel that their sacrifice is being hijacked by politicians from all parties who have their own agenda's. Perhaps the start of the war should be remembered with a dignified event whilst the 100 years since the end of hostilities and the Armistice itself should be a more joyful celebration and should occur in the year 2018.
I think it is fantastic that people are being encouraged to remember the fallen of the "Great War" that took place between 1914 and 1918. However, does anyone else think that it is inappropriate to be encouraging the commencement of hostilities? Yes the men who went off to die or to return physically or mentally scarred do need to be remembered, but I cannot help but begin to feel that their sacrifice is being hijacked by politicians from all parties who have their own agenda's. Perhaps the start of the war should be remembered with a dignified event whilst the 100 years since the end of hostilities and the Armistice itself should be a more joyful celebration and should occur in the year 2018. Malthus
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