Roughly 20 million Europeans perished between the years 1914 and 1918. Various commemoration services are being held throughout the region on Tuesday.
A service of commemoration will be held on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 at 11:00 at the British & Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, St. Martin’s Church in Vevey. And afterwards, HE the British Ambassador and the Canadian Consul- General are kindly offering attendees refreshments at the Hotel Astra. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The French Consulate in Geneva will be hosting commemorations for the 96th anniversary of the end of World War One on Tuesday, 11 November at various locations in Geneva, Vaud, and Neuchatel.
In Geneva, one commemoration will be held at 12:30 on rue Jean-Senebier near the Parc des Bastions. Elementary students from the Deutsche Schule Genf (German School of Geneva) plan to attend the event and join French students in singing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, the anthem of the European Union. Additional tributes will be held earlier in the morning at the Cimetière de chatelaine and the Cimetière de Mon repos.
In Lausanne, a commemoration service begins at 10:30 at the Cimetière du Bois-de-vaux.
Additional information on the time and location of various public events can be found here.
Edna Ayme is a writer and corporate communications specialist living in Geneva.