Scunthorpe and Brigg ceremonies to remember the Holocaust
The Mayor of North Lincolnshire is hosting a ceremony on Friday (January 25) at Scunthorpe Civic Centre to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.
Councillor Ivan Glover, from Broughton, will be joined by school children and guests from across North Lincolnshire in the council chamber at 4pm.
The Mayor is extending an invitation to all local people to join him at the ceremony and to lay a stone in memory of the millions of people who lost their lives in the Holocaust.
Communities Together: Build a Bridge is the theme for 2013.
On Holocaust Memorial Day, people are asked to build a bridge to the past to remember those who suffered and those who survived, and build a bridge to communities and know, respect and support everyone within them.
St Barnabas’ Church of England Primary School Choir from Barnetby will officially open and close the ceremony with a song and local schoolchildren will read poems.
Among those taking part in the ceremony will be the Rev David Eames, the Mayor’s Chaplain; Leo Solomon MBE, President of the Grimsby Hebrew Congregation; and Simon Driver, Chief Executive of North Lincolnshire Council.
Attending will be pupils from schools across the district, including St Augustine Webster Catholic Voluntary Academy, Enderby Road Infant School, Broughton Junior School, Crosby Primary School and Gunness and Burringham Primary School.
Holocaust Memorial Day brings together people from different faiths and backgrounds to remember the victims of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocide in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
If you would like to attend, contact the civic office on 01724 296346.
Coun Glover said: “I would like to invite people of all faiths and backgrounds to join us in the commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day.
“The theme for this year is for people to remember and learn from the past, to create a safer and better future. It is important for communities to work together and build bridges.”
Brigg will be holding its Holocaust Memorial Ceremony on Sunday (January 27).
People are asked to ssemble in the Angel Courtyard, off Market Place, from 4pm.
The ceremony will begin at 4.15pm (dusk).
this simple ceremony - overseen by Brigg Town Council - provides the opportunity for reflection regarding the atrocities of war and genocide.
A candle will be lit, and 10 stones, laid in memory of millions of Holocaust victims.
No invitation necessary - everyone welcome.