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How Liverpool remembered the fallen on the Armistice Centenary Anniversary

11/11/2018

Thousands gathered on St George’s Plateau to remember those lost in conflict around the world and to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War.

Every year the city, it’s civic and religious leaders, veterans, local regiments, squadrons, cadets and support services come together to mark the signing of the Armistice Treaty on 11th November. This year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, in which the Liverpool area lost almost 14,000 men and boys.

Presented by broadcaster, Roger Phillips, the Service of Remembrance involved the laying of wreaths, prayers of thanksgiving, a poem recited by Liverpool actress, Sue Johnson and a number of songs, lead by soprano Danielle Thomas.

The crowds that lined Lime Street applauded long and loud as local servicemen and women paraded past the cenotaph following a poppy petal shower from both St John’s Beacon and the roof of St George’s Hall.

There were a number of moving tributes taking place across the city to mark the centenary anniversary. The first was a specially commissioned light projection of almost 14,000 names of the Liverpool war heroes who lost their lives in the Great War. This scrolling, carpet like video was projected onto Exchange Flags and was attended by thousands throughout the week.

The new Lime St development also hosted a new art work. Liverpool artist Anthony Brown created an image of war poet, Wilfred Owen which was beamed onto the new building next to The Crown Pub and was widely photographed.

We would like to extend our thanks to the Armed Forces Personnel and wider community and to all involved in the Service of Remembrance 2018.

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