The Yorkshire Post says: A war of words. How to mark the Armistice

The poppy installation at the Tower of London prior to events in 2014 to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.
The poppy installation at the Tower of London prior to events in 2014 to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.
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THE SIMMERING war of words over how to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice is at odds with the dignified events that have already been held to honour all those who sacrificed their lives a century ago in the First World War.

Yet, while there’s instinctive support for shops shut for the duration of Remembrance Sunday which, by a coincidence of timing, takes place on the very day that the guns fell silent 100 years earlier, a balance needs to be struck between national and community acts of remembrance.

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Most important is that people do, on this landmark in time, reflect upon the human losses of previous generations, whether it be civic-led tributes like the installation of life-sized soldier silhouettes depicting fallen Tommies or local events which have the potential to be just as symbolic and emotive.