Guildhall ceremony to remember Srebrenica

Published: Monday, 04 July 2016

A ceremony will be held at the Guildhall to mark 21 years since the atrocities of Srebrenica.

Members of the public are welcome to join the service which will take place at midday on Monday 11 July as Northampton town joins other towns, cities and communities across the world to remember the victims and survivors of the genocide.

The public are invited to gather in the Courtyard at 11.50am for a 12pm start. The event will start with the raising of the flag by the mayor of Northampton, Councillor Christopher Malpas, followed by a two minute silence to honour the victims of Srebrenica. Community groups, leaders and the wider community are invited to help Northampton Borough Council commemorate Srebrenica.

Councillor Anna King, cabinet member for community engagement, said: “The event is being held to show Northampton’s support for those affected by the conflict. The ceremony will offer an opportunity 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.

To find out more about Remembering Srebrenica visit www.srebrenica.org.uk