Article: 250 cemeteries in France to be lit for close of Great War Centenary

Posted on on 27 November 2017
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Illuminated vigils are planned for war cemeteries in Northern France  on Armistice eve 2018 to mark the return of peace a century ago, La Voix du Nord newspaper reports.

250 sites have been identified for lighting in the Arras/Artois region on the night of November 10/11. 

The senior French official behind the idea tells the paper that he wants to show those who lie there: "The sacrifice of your lives has not been in vain."

For the full story, see La Voix du Nord.

See also in Centenary News: France names 2018 Year Clemenceau for end of WW1 Centenary. 

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