Battle’s Over is a nationwide day of Commemorative Events on the 11th November, organised by Bruno Peek, Pageantmaster. It marks the Centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.
Here is the programme of events for the day:
06.00: Battle’s O’er
1000 individual Pipers across the United Kingdom and countries around the world commence the day’s commemorations with the traditional Scottish lament played at the end of battle – Battle’s O’er.
18.55: The Last Post
1000 individual Buglers sound this historic tribute at WW1 Beacons of Light locations across the Nation and UK Overseas Territories.
19.00: WW1 Beacons of Light
Over 1000 Beacons of Light symbolising an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.
19.05: Ringing Out for Peace
1000 cathedrals and churches will ring out their bells across the nation, and beyond, in celebration of Peace.
19.05: A Cry for Peace around the World
100 Town Criers throughout the United Kingdom and other countries around the World join together in an International Cry for Peace around the World