Published September 14, 2018 at 10:36
People can say “thank you” to the First World War generation at Rossendale Council’s annual Festival of Remembrance Concert.
The event takes place at St Peter’s Church, Haslingden, at 4pm on November 4. It will feature Haslingden Concert Band and the Veterans In Communities Singing Group.
The Mayor of Rossendale, Councillor Ann Kenyon, will attend. Admission is free with donations in aid of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
The concert is supporting the Royal British Legion’s #ThankYou100 campaign to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First Word War. The campaign is encouraging people to say “thank you” to everyone who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
Councillor Alyson Barnes, leader of Rossendale council, said:
Our annual Festival of Remembrance Concert is always a moving event. This year’s is even more poignant as it will mark 100 years since the guns finally fell silent on the First World War.
We are proud to be supporting the #ThankYou100 campaign which is remembering the generation who lived through this tragic time – from those who served and sacrificed their lives to the women who supported the war effort and children who lost parents.