Greater Love – World War 1
The Queen is to lead the nation in commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War at a service in Glasgow Cathedral on 4 August 2014 where she will be joined by other heads of state.
The day will end with a vigil at Westminster Abbey where a single candle will be extinguished at 11pm, a century on from the moment when, in the words of Sir Edward Grey, Britain’s foreign secretary at the time, ‘the lamps are going out all over Europe’.
In the UK’s villages, towns and cities in 2014, communities will mark the centenary of the start of World War 1. As a nation we will honour the fallen, recognising their service and sacrifice for our county, and we will remember all who have served and suffered as a result of conflict.