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A Nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.

A Nation’s Tribute

Sunday 11th November

A nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.

6:00: Battles O’er
A lone piper will play ‘Battles O’er’, the traditional Scottish lament played at end of battle. The Withernsea piper join with other pipers around the UK and the World to commence the day’s commemoration.

18:00: ‘Sea of Poppies’
The Salvation Army Band performs whilst everyone gathers by a ‘Sea of Poppies’ on Withernsea Promenade around the beacon.

18:45: Welcome
The Mayor’s Speech and a Roll of Honour.

18:55: The Last Post
A bugler sounds the historic tribute and as flags are lowered around the Nation and UK Overseas Territories, beacons are lit.

19:00: The Beacon of Light
The Beacon of Light symbolising an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.

19:05: Ringing out for Peace
Church bells will ring in celebration of Peace.

19:05: A Cry for Peace around the World
The Mayor will join Withernsea with others throughout the UK and the World in a Cry for Peace.

Following the Tribute refreshments will be available at The Meridian Centre.

The Meridian Community Cinema will be screening ‘Forbidden Ground’.