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Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony

The Bedford Council of Faiths will be holding a ceremony in recognition of the international Holocaust Memorial Day, in conjunction with Bedford Borough Council, on Thursday 27th January 2011 at 12.30pm.

 

The short commemoration will take place in Russell Park in Bedford and will include prayers, a minute’s silence and the lighting of a memorial candle at the tree planted 10 years ago to acknowledge the life and work of Anne Frank by the then Mayor of Bedford Carole Ellis.

 

This service will be followed by a civic event at Borough Hall at 1.30pm – ‘Untold Stories’ – with readings, music, a short visual presentation and lighting of 11 candles.

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson said: “It is vital that we remember the victims of the Holocaust and pay tribute to the survivors. We will remember those who died in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and reflect on the importance of ensuring that we do not allow anybody in society to be excluded or marginalised. We have to learn lessons from the past so that we can all work together to ensure a safe and happy future.”

 

If you would like to attend either or both of these events, please contact the Mayor’s Secretary, on 01234 718620.

 

To find out more information, please visit the Bedford Council of Faiths website - http://www.bcof.org.uk/.

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