Who will you remember today?

British troops during the religious service at the Second Army's Fourth of August Commemoration at Terdeghem, 4 August 1918. Image © IWM (Q 11122)

British troops during the religious service at the Second Army’s Fourth of August Commemoration at Terdeghem, 4 August 1918. Image © IWM (Q 11122)

Today marks 100 years since Britain’s declaration of war on 4 August 1914, and the official start of the First World War Centenary. While we traditionally tend to think of remembrance and commemoration as very passive activities, we’re asking you to join us in active remembrance by sharing who you’ll be remembering on Lives of the First World War.

Find someone on the site that interests you – maybe a family connection, someone from a local regiment, or simply someone that hasn’t been remembered yet – click to remember their Life Story, and share the link to their page with your friends and family.cheap air max 90 shoes

If you’re sharing that on social media make sure to use the #Remember and #LivesOfWW1 hashtags so that others can see who you’re remembering, and we can all think of these people and how the First World War changed their lives and the lives of their families one hundred years ago.

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Lights Out

Tying in with the theme of active remembrance, this evening 14-18 NOW are inviting you to take part in Lights Out, a UK-wide event to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Simply turn your lights off between 10pm-11pm, leaving on a single light or candle for a collective moment of reflection.

During that hour, share who you’ll be remembering on Lives of the First World War and show your support using the #LightsOut hashtag.

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One Response to Who will you remember today?

  1. Dawn says:

    Remembering my Great Great Uncle Enoch who died from his wounds just before the end of the war.

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