Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Published Thursday, 06 July 2017

Residents and visitors are invited to join a special service at the Guildhall, as Northampton joins communities across the world in remembering the Srebrenica genocide.

The service, which marks 22 years since the atrocities, will take place in the Guildhall Courtyard on Tuesday 11 July at 12pm.
Just before the service begins the Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Gareth Eales, will raise the flag and then lead a two minute silence, held to honour the victims of Srebrenica.

Cllr Anna King, the Council’s cabinet member for community safety and engagement, and William Duncan, Chair of Northampton Inter Faith Forum, will close the event by sharing a few words.

Cllr King said: “Our commemorative ceremony next week is being held to show Northampton’s support for those affected by the Bosnian conflict.

“The ceremony will offer an opportunity for our local communities to come together to remember the lives lost in Srebrenica, to highlight the continued consequences of genocide, and to reaffirm our own commitment to strong community relations here in the UK.”

The charity Remembering Srebrenica is being supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government in raising awareness and commemorating the lives of the more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims who were killed in the Bosnian War.

Visit the Remembering Srebrenica website to find out more.

 

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