Harpenden Beacon of Light

November 6th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Harpenden Beacon of Light

On Sunday 11th November 2018 at 6.45pm Harpenden Town Mayor will be lighting a Beacon of Light to mark the centenary of the end of WWI. The beacon of light can be found on Harpenden Common in the area adjacent to Harpenden Public Halls. The lighting of the Harpenden Beacon of Light will be preceded by the playing of the Last Post at 6.55pm which will frame the solemnity of the event.

This year is an exceptional centenary year for remembrance, and there have been a whole host of a national movement to say ‘Thank You’ to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world during the First World War. 100 years ago the First World War ended at 11 on the 11th 1918, and a new world began. The example and experience of those who lived through it shaped the world we live in today. 

The Royal British Legion has been significant in leading the nation in saying Thank You to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world. The British Legion believe remembrance is a social benefit for all as it promotes social cohesion and national unity and contributes to the fulfilment of the Armed Forces Covenant by the British Nation.

The Legion has been and continues to be committed to helping everyone understand the importance of Remembrance. It is important for all the generations to remember the horrors of war so those sacrifices are never forgotten and not repeated. 

Taking your family along to an event like this gives you the opportunity to talk to them about the importance of tolerance and understanding as well as remembrance.  If you are unable to make the Harpenden beacon of light event you can find out about other events around the country and how you can get involved here https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/remembrance-events/