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Lights out across Gravesham to remember start of World War One

05 August 2014
by Thom Morris

The lights went out across Gravesham last night to remember the start of World War One.

Monday marked the 100th anniversary of the day Great Britain joined the war.

To commemorate the anniversary, Gravesham council organised a torch light memorial service at Windmill Hill Memorial Gardens. 

The service includes a two minute silence where everyone was asked to turn out their lights as a part of a nationwide memorial, organised by the Royal British Legion.

The service last night in Gravesend

The service last night in Gravesend. Picture by Graham Long.

The Royal British Legion's Light's Out event was inspired by the words of wartime Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey, who said on the eve of WW1: "The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime."

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