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100 years on: ‘Lets We Forget’

Ways to show your support for the First World War centenary.

Monday 4th August marks the 100th year anniversary of the First World War. Events will be happening across the world to commemorate the brave men who lost their lives fighting for their country. Here are a number of ways you can get involved to show your support.

Now, on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war, the words ‘Lets We Forget’ have been chosen to encompass feelings of remembrance. Forces Help Ghana is supporting the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) by encouraging everyone to print or inscribe #LestWeForget on a sheet, and pose for your picture or selfies holding it up. You can also write your own message of remembrance. Please send your pictures into or or post to twitter using the #LetsWeForget hashtag.

Light out

‘The Lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”. These were the words spoken by Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, 100 years ago on the eve Britain entered the First World War.

100 years later, people across the UK are invited to turn off their lights between 10pm and 11pm on Monday 4 August and leave only a single light or candle on for this national moment of reflection.

Join in the Commemoration our brave men this Monday to show your support.