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Harpenden taking part in Battle’s Over beacon tribute

PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 November 2018

The beacon lighting will take place near to The Harpenden Arms. Picture: DANNY LOO.

The beacon lighting will take place near to The Harpenden Arms. Picture: DANNY LOO.

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Harpenden will be taking part in a nationwide tribute to servicemen and women this Remembrance Sunday.

Hundreds of places across the country are lighting beacons at 7pm on Sunday as part of the ‘Battle’s Over - A Nation’s Tribute’ initiative.

Harpenden town mayor David Heritage said: “We are proud to be playing a part in this historic international event to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War and to recognise the contribution and sacrifice made by the men and women from our own community.”

At 6.55pm on Sunday, a bugler on the common, outside the Harpenden Arms, will sound the Last Post.

The bells of St Nicholas Church will be rung at 7.05pm, coinciding with thousands of churches in Ringing Out For Peace – another part of the initiative.

‘Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute’ was devised and planned over four years by Bruno Peek.

Mr Peek said: “It’s wonderful to see the event being embraced by so many organisations and communities in this country and around the world.

“The centenary of the end of the Great War is an opportunity to acknowledge the enormous sacrifice made the millions of men and women who died or were wounded, as well as those who worked tirelessly at home in our fields and factories.

“It has been a privilege to work on this project with the support of so many amazing organisations.

The regular Remembrance Day event will take place at Church Green, with the parade leaving Rothamsted Park at 10.35am.

For more on ‘Battle’s Over’, visit www.brunopeek.co.uk/battles-over

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