Events to commemorate 100th anniversary of end of World War One
There have been a number of events taking place across Nottinghamshire this week to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace; Councillor Mrs Sue Saddington, the Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council; Councillor Kay Cutts, MBE, Nottinghamshire County Council Leader and Nottinghamshire County Council Chief Executive Anthony May have been in attendance at some of the events.
On Tuesday 6 November, at a Commemorative Service at Southwell Minster, the Chairman put her signature at the event to the Armed Forces Covenant, following the service, alongside Brigadier Tom Bewick OBE, the Brigade Commander of the 7th Infantry Brigade, known as the ‘Desert Rats’.
Brigadier Bewick was highly complementary that Nottinghamshire has come together to support the covenant which he feels will be highly valued by veterans and their families and friends. The Lord-Lieutenant, the Leader of the Council, and the Chief Executive were also in attendance, as were many County Councillors.
Meanwhile, The Lord-Lieutenant, and the Leader, Chairman and Chief Executive from Nottinghamshire County Council were all proud to support and attend the Games of Remembrance yesterday. Matches took place at Notts Forest FC and Notts County FC.
Bells will ring out across the country on Sunday, November 11, on Armistice Day, to mark the end of World War One in 1918, 100 years on.
Councillor Saddington said: “The next few days mark a poignant anniversary marking the end of World War One, and it is fitting that there are so many events countywide to mark this important 100-year milestone. We must ensure as a nation that we never forget those who gave their lives and sacrificed so much for us all.”
Here are some of the forthcoming events that key figures are supporting over the coming days.
Lord Lieutenant –
Sunday 11 November
City and County Remembrance Sunday Commemorations The Annual County Act of Remembrance will take place at the Victoria Embankment Memorial at 11am
Chairman, Councillor Mrs Sue Saddington –
Sunday 11 November Remembrance Sunday Victoria Embankment, The Annual County Act of Remembrance will take place at the Victoria Embankment Memorial at 11am, with a lighting of a beacon on the Embankment at 7pm
Monday 12 November Two minutes silence County Hall
Councillor Kay Cutts MBE, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council
Sunday 11 November Embankment Memorial
Anthony May, Chief Executive, Nottinghamshire County Council
Sunday 11 November The Annual County Act of Remembrance will take place at the Victoria Embankment Memorial at 11am, with a lighting of a beacon on the Embankment at 7pm.