Holocaust Memorial Day to be marked by special service in city centre

Posted on - 25th January, 2012 - 9:45pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston


A special service of remembrance will be held tomorrow (Thursday 26 January) to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at Preston’s Minster of St John.

Starting at 11:30 am and attended by Roberta Cartwright, Mayor of Preston, the annual event invites people to remember the communities that suffered as a result of the Holocaust, the Second World War, and other worldwide tragedies.

Candles will be lit during the service for all political and religious persuasions to join together in a message of hope.

Councillor Roberta Cartwright, Mayor of Preston, said: “National Holocaust Memorial Day is an important time to reflect on the true horrors of the Holocaust, and remember the people that suffered so horrendously from the persecution.

“The Speak Up, Speak Out theme highlights the choice we have to speak out or not. It provides a day to think about the lessons we have learned from such despicable acts, and gives us the opportunity to work towards a more inclusive society where these tragedies can never occur again.”

Photo by Verbal on Flickr

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