Date(s) - 11/11/2018
12:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
Withernsea will be joining the nation in paying their respects to the millions wounded or lost in the war, by marking this Centenary on Withernsea promenade with a fitting tribute. of remembrance. A ‘Sea of Poppies’ assembled from hundreds donated by local residents and groups, will be laid in advance of the Tribute. The Salvation Army Band will be in attendance from 6pm, with the ceremony concluding with The Last Post and lighting of the beacon to symbolise an end to the darkness of war and the return to the light of peace.
06:00: Battles O’er – A lone piper will play ‘Battles O’er’, the traditional Scottish lament played at end of battle. The Withernsea piper joins 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’.