4th August 2014 by emmadurnford

4th August 2014

Today - the 4th of August - is exactly 100 years since Great Britain declared war on Germany and the First World War started for the country. There have been a number of commemoration events and ceremonies across the county. This is our candle which we lit along with many others in our Crescent. It burnt for over an hour while we kept the lights turned off until it was blown out at 11pm the exact time that war was declared. This was in recognition of a comment made by Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary at the outbreak of WW1...

“The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our time.”
The candle flame is so pure and steady - a good recognition for this commemoration!
August 6th, 2014  
I like the `light in darkness`` feeling of this. A beautiful way to mark the occasion.
August 11th, 2014  
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