“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”
Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary, August 1914.
On Monday the 4th of August at 10pm Britain was asked to take part in Lights Out. An event where households, businesses and public buildings were asked to turn off their lights and leave just a single light or candle burning for one hour in remembrance of those who fought in the First World War. 100 years ago on that date Britain joined the Great War. No survivors from the war are alive today and it will now be up to present and future generations to keep the memory alive of the people who were lost in the war and the history behind it. Did you participate in this event?