The Royal British Legion is encouraging everyone in the UK to turn off their lights between 10pm and 11pm on Monday 4 August 2014 – leaving only a single light or candle for this symbolic act of reflection and hope.
“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, uttered these words on the eve that Britain officially entered the First World War. Exactly 100 years later, the Royal British Legion is inviting millions of individuals, households and companies to join together in a national moment of reflection.
The Royal British Legion hopes that there will be one million candles across the UK to remember each and every one of those Service men and women who gave their lives in World War One.
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