“The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”.
Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, uttered these words on the eve of Britain officially entering the First World War. Exactly 100 years later the British Legion is inviting millions of individuals, households and companies to join together in a national moment of reflection.
Please turn off your lights between 10pm and 11pm on 4 August 2014 – leaving only a single light or candle for this symbolic act of reflection and hope.
We’ll be taking part at Bidston Lighthouse. And we’ll be watching as the lights of Merseyside go out.