War Graves Week draws to a close…

Note the final event today, and the recordings of the earlier events, from the War Graves Week schedule offered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


Join us for War Graves Week – A week to remember

War Graves Week • Discover • Learn • Remember
Today marks the final day of our first ever War Graves Week. We have been blown away by the support we have received and the number of people joining us for tours and events around the United Kingdom and getting involved online with us using the hashtag #WarGravesWeek, and want to thank everyone who has taken part already.
Our final event of the week will be taking place today in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery. There’s still time to grab your tickets to a free walking tour if you live locally, or alternatively you can join us at the cemetery virtually for our final live broadcast at 6:30pm (UK time) tonight on FacebookYouTubeLinkedIn or on our website for the closing ceremony.
DISCOVER: There are still a number of talks and tours happening across the UK this weekend if you are yet to join us for a free walking tour of our sites. Alternatively, you can book a free talk for your own group, school or organisation to learn more about the CWGC, our history, our horticulture or our architecture.
LEARN: We have been involved in plenty of activity over the week that you can still catch up on, including a number of podcasts. Listen to us talk all things #WarGravesWeek in: Mentioned in Dispatches, a First World War podcast from the Western Front Association; the Old Front Line, a First World War podcast with military historian and battlefield guide Paul Reed; and Khaki Malarkey, a weekly podcast hosted by Phoebe Style and former Commonwealth War Graves Foundation intern Olivia Smith.
REMEMBER: Those who gave their lives in the World Wars came from our local communities, walked on our streets, and we want you to keep their memory alive. You can still use our postcode search to enter a UK postcode and discover service personnel who came from your local area, or search for any casualty and download a commemorative Tribute to display in your window to highlight those who died in the World Wars this War Graves Week.
It might be the end of #WarGravesWeek, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to discover more about your local connection to the World Wars. The men and women who fought and died in the two World Wars are commemorated in cemeteries and on memorials which were built, and are maintained to this day, by the CWGC at more than 23,000 locations in over 150 countries and territories – and there is more than likely a story just waiting to be told on your doorstep.
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