Commemorating Remembrance in Cumberland

Commemorating Remembrance in Cumberland

Commemorating Remembrance in Cumberland

Cumberland Council is commemorating this year’s Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

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The council, which recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant, is supporting the Royal British Legion led events.

Some of their vehicles – including refuse and highways – are displaying printed poppies and a ‘Lest We Forget’ message. Window stickers are also displaying the message at key buildings within the area, including libraries.

Other activities include:

  • The Civic Centre, Court Square and the Citadels in Carlisle, The Beacon in Whitehaven and Allerdale House in Workington are all lit red at night-time on the week leading up to Armistice Day (Monday 6 November to Sunday 12 November).
  • The Union flag to be flown from outside Cumbria House, the Civic Centre and the Old Town Hall in Carlisle, the Copeland Centre in Whitehaven and Allerdale House in Workington on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday (Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November).
  • Any council owned buildings open to the public on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday will commemorate the national two-minute silence at 11am.

Deputy Leader for Cumberland Council, Cllr Lisa Brown is the Lead Portfolio Holder with responsibility for the Armed Forces, she said:

“We are a proud supporter of the armed forces and we have put in place a variety of ways to commemorate this year’s Remembrance events right across Cumberland. Please support the Poppy Appeal and take time to join in the national moments of reflection.”

Chair of Cumberland Council, Cllr Carni McCarron-Holmes added:

“I have a long and proud connection with the armed forces and am delighted that the council has taken so many steps to commemorate Remembrance in Cumberland. Alongside our other Armed Forces Champions, I will be proud to represent the council at events on the day, and hope many of you are also able to take the time to honour their service at one of your local Remembrance events.”

The Royal British Legion has organised a series of events within the Cumberland area.

These include a Festival of Remembrance at St Cuthbert’s Church in Carlisle on Friday 10 November. Tickets are free of charge and are available from the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre. Doors open 6.30pm, starts at 7pm.

Cumberland Council, town councils and parish councils are also supporting the Royal British Legion. Remembrance events have been organised in:

To learn more about what’s happening follow Cumbria Guide on our social media


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