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World War I: Anniversaries

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 215838, tabled on 25 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made in ensuring that the First World War is appropriately commemorated.

Answered on

28 November 2014

The events DCMS hosted on 4th August set a fitting tone and struck a chord with the public. This month my RT. Hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, announced a memorable and dignified programme of events to commemorate the Gallipoli campaign. Alongside the Department for Communities and Local Government and other partners we are also offering a variety of programmes that are allowing local communities to mark the centenary in their own way, including the restoration of War memorials, school battlefield visits and the honouring of local VC recipients.

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