Published: 04/08/2014 14:00 - Updated: 04/08/2014 10:21

Lights out to mark outbreak of war

Lights out to commemorate the outbreak of WWI.
Lights out to commemorate the outbreak of WWI.

MORAY residents are being invited to join people from across the UK in turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm tonight (Monday).

To mark the centenary of the outbreak of WWI, they are asked to leave on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection.

The project has been organised by 14-18 NOW, the official cultural programme for the First World War Centenary Commemorations.

The inspiration comes from a famous remark made on the eve of the outbreak of war by the then Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey: "The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time".

Britain declared war on Germany at 11pm on August 4, 1914 ushering in one of the darkest periods in our history.

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