Stevenage marks Holocaust Memorial Day

27 Jan 2017

Stevenage Mayor, Councillor John Lloyd CC was joined by people from across Stevenage yesterday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at a special ceremony.

The event, which was organised by Stevenage Borough Council and supported by Stevenage Central Library and the Stevenage Liberal Synagogue, was a chance to remember all those lost in the holocaust and other genocides.

The Mayor and his guests were joined by Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Robert Voss CBE, Council Leader Cllr Sharon Taylor OBE, Stevenage Youth Mayor Emma Chapman, Mayors from neighbouring towns, fellow councillors and local religious leaders at the council offices to see the lighting of the memorial candle.

The Mayor of Stevenage, Cllr John Lloyd CC, said: “We’re pleased that so many people from different cultures and religions attended Holocaust Memorial Day to show the town’s strong sense of community to remember and honour those that have been lost in the atrocities of the holocaust and other genocides.”

The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, ‘How can life go on?’ encouraged people to think about what happens after genocide and of our own responsibilities in the wake of such a crime.  For more information on Holocaust Memorial Day and details of the national campaign, visit HMD.org.uk.            

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