‘Keep the Memory Alive’ this Holocaust Memorial Day

The Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Councillor Trevor Foster, is hosting a ceremony at the Civic Centre on Tuesday January 27 to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

By Stephanie Bateman
Friday, 23rd January 2015, 2:01 pm

Coun Trevor Foster (pictured) will be joined by school children and guests from across North Lincolnshire in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe 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.

‘Keep the Memory Alive’ is the theme for 2015 and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is encouraging people to consider how far we have come in the UK in commemorating the past and what has been achieved.

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St Barnabas’ Church of England Primary School Choir from Barnetby will officially open and close the ceremony with a song, and local school children will read poems.

Holocaust Memorial Day brings together people from different faiths and backgrounds to remember the victims of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Among those taking part in the ceremony are Reverend Ruth Simpson, the Mayor’s Chaplain, Leo Solomon MBE President of the Grimsby Hebrew Congregation and Simon Driver, Chief Executive of North Lincolnshire Council. As well as children from schools in North Lincolnshire including Messingham Primary School, Enderby Road Infant School, Crosby Primary School, St Augustine Webster Catholic Voluntary Academy, Berkeley Junior School and Kirton Primary School.

Coun Trevor Foster, Mayor of North Lincolnshire, said: “People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to attend the ceremony on 27 January to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day and honour those who lost their lives. It is always a very moving ceremony.

“The theme for this year is ‘Keep the Memory Alive’, which is extremely important. We must make sure that these people are never forgotten and that we raise awareness of the Holocaust. As well as the atrocities that sadly continues to take place around the world today.”

If you would like to attend the ceremony please call the civic office on 01724 296346. Seating is limited.