Sunderland Echo - - Front page - By Ross Robertson ross.robertson@jpress.co.uk @Sun­der­lan­dE­cho

Land­marks across Sun­der­land are be­ing lit red for Re­mem­brance and fea­tur­ing gi­ant pro­jected pop­pies in the run up to the cen­te­nary of the end of the First World War this week­end.

Pen­shaw Mon­u­ment, the North­ern Spire bridge, Keel Square, Ful­well Mill and Se­aburn light­house are among the land­marks be­ing lit red be­tween now and Sun­day Novem­ber 11 to mark 100 years since the sign­ing of the Ar­mistice that led to the end of the war.

Images of pop­pies are also be­ing pro­jected onto the Bor­ough Road en­trance and rear of Sun­der­land Mu­seum Li­brary and Win­ter Gar­dens, the side of the Pri­est­man Build­ing in Vine Place and from this Fri­day, the fly tower of the Sun­der­land Em­pire.

The Mayor of Sun­der­land, Coun­cil­lor Lynda Scan­lan, said: “The cen­te­nary of the end of the First World War is a hugely sig­nif­i­cant an­niver­sary and it’s only right that we should mark it in this very vis­i­ble way. This is just one of a num­ber of com­mem­o­ra­tions, events and ac­tiv­i­ties hap­pen­ing in com­mu­ni­ties across the city in the run up to Re­mem­brance Sun­day.

“Its been re­ally heart­en­ing to see so many peo­ple get­ting in­volved in pay­ing trib­ute to all those who lost their lives in the war so that fu­ture gen­er­a­tions could en­joy the free­dom we all have today.

“I’d also urge peo­ple to join us as hun­dreds of mem­bers of the Armed Forces and vet­er­ans mark the cen­te­nary at the an­nual Re­mem­brance Ser­vice and Pa­rade at the War Memo­rial in Bur­don Road at 10.15am on Sun­day.

“I think this year’s ser­vice will be par­tic­u­larly poignant, com­ing as it does 100 years to the day since the sign­ing of the Ar­mistice that ended the war.”

Pro­jec­tions on the Pri­est­man Build­ing and, inset, the Mu­seum Li­brary and Win­ter Gar­dens.

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