The Battle of the Somme Commemoration

The 2021 commemoration for the Battle of the Somme at Lochnagar Crater, France, wasn’t possible this year because of the pandemic. The Forget Never Project was represented by the Service de Jeunesse, Meaux.

Groups and individuals from the three twin towns of Basildon, Meaux and Heiligenhaus marked the commemoration by making their own pledge to promote peace by quoting the Lochnagar Promise to the Fallen.

Lochnagar Crater, Northern France

The Lochnagar Promise to the Fallen:

‘I promise to honour all those who fell
and to strive each day
to make the world around us
a place of more compassion and kindness;
respect and tolerance; forgiveness
and reconciliation.
Let us now, in their honour, wage peace.’

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