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Lights Out

The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.
The above words were spoken by Sir Edward Grey, the Foreign Secretary, as World War I began, 100 years ago.

The Royal British Legion is asking everyone in the UK to turn off their lights between 10pm and 11pm tonight, leaving a single light or candle lit, as a mark of remembrance.

The hope is to light one million candles. That’s one for every serviceman and woman who gave their life in the Great War.

My wife and I will be extinguishing our lights tonight and lighting a candle. Please join us.

For more information, see the Royal British Legion page.

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