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Holocaust Memorial Day – Monday 27 January 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and also marks the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia.

The Mayor of Basingstoke & Deane, Cllr Diane Taylor, accompanied by the Deputy Chief Executive, Ian Boll, will be laying a wreath, at the War Memorial on Monday 27 January 2020 to acknowledge Holocaust Memorial Day on behalf of Basingstoke and Deane borough.

At 10am, a bugler will sound to mark the observance of one minute’s silence. The Mayor’s Chaplain will then say a few words. The service will finish at approximately 10.15am.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 is ‘Stand Together’, for all to stand together with others in our communities to stop division and the spread of identity-based hostility in our society.

For further information go to the website www.hmd.org.uk

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