Landmarks across Sunderland lit red for four days from Remembrance Sunday to honour the fallen

Landmarks and lighting features across Wearside will be lit red to mark the annual Remembrance commemorations.

Sunday, 8th November 2020, 5:51 pm

Landmarks across Sunderland will be lit red from today (November 8) until Armistice Day (Wednesday, November 11) as a mark of respect for those who gave their lives during their service of the country.

Penshaw Monument, the Northern Spire, Hylton Castle, Fulwell Mill, the White Lighthouse, Keel Square and High Street West will all be lit up red and will be joined by the Beacon of Light from Monday, November 9 until Armistice Day.

This year’s Remembrance period has been different due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with Sunderland City Council revealing last month that the annual parade would not go ahead.

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Penshaw Monument has been lit up red for Remembrance Sunday. Photo: North News.

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Speaking about the Remembrance commemorations, The Mayor, Councillor David Snowdon, said: "Remembrance Sunday has always been an important opportunity for the whole city to come together to pay tribute to all those who fought in conflicts past and present.

"Even though we couldn't be together in person this year, it was important to come together in spirit to reflect and remember all those from our communities who paid the ultimate sacrifice."

Sunderland City Council opted for an online service and a series of poignant short films have been created with Lonely Tower Film and Media, which can be viewed by clicking here.

A low-key service was held at the Sunderland War Memorial on Burdon Road where members of the public joined veterans to show their respects.

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