Bea­cons, bells and pipers in na­tion’s trib­ute

Yorkshire Post - - ARMISTICE 100 - LAURA COLLINS HEAD OF CON­TENT Email: Twit­ter: @york­shire­post

PIPERS WILL play, bea­cons will be lit and church bells will ring out across the na­tion as mil­lions of peo­ple fall silent to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

De­scribed as a na­tion’s trib­ute, Bat­tle’s Over has been in the plan­ning for four years and will see hun­dreds of lo­cally-or­gan­ised events mark the cen­te­nary.

Na­tion­ally and lo­cally, com­mu­ni­ties will join to­gether in the solemn act of Re­mem­brance to pay trib­ute to those who made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice for King and Coun­try.

Stun­ning cas­cades of thou­sands of knit­ted pop­pies have adorned the walls of churches, land­marks and parks across the county.

A lone bag pipe player will sound the Last Post as the dawn breaks in the grounds of Tem­ple Newsam at 6am to­mor­row.

The Leeds stately home trans­formed into a con­va­les­cent hos­pi­tal to help sup­port sol­diers as part of their re­cov­ery.

One hun­dred trees will be planted in Scar­bor­ough to cre­ate a cen­te­nary me­mo­rial wood and there will be a pro­ces­sion of 100 il­lu­mi­nated poppy lanterns parad­ing from the Grand Ho­tel to the Spa tonight at 5pm.

As bea­cons are lit across the coun­try Nid­derdale’s Cold­stones Cut, on Green­how Hill, will be il­lu­mi­nated to sig­nify the peace that emerged from the dark­ness of four years of war.

And the act of Re­mem­brance will also span the gen­er­a­tions as young and old join to­gether to re­mem­ber the poignant an­niver­sary.

Nearly 250 young peo­ple will take part in Ripon’s Armistice Day pa­rade to­mor­row, proudly car­ry­ing poppy bats list­ing the names of all those who served in the First World War from Ripon.

And across York­shire com­mu­ni­ties will gather at their lo­cal memo­ri­als to re­mem­ber those fallen whose mem­o­ries will live on.

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