Hyndburn Police Cadets gathered in Accrington Town Hall along with Councillor Clare Cleary, Councillor Terry Hurn and Councillor Noordad Aziz to collect certificates in recognition for their work to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January 2018.
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on the 27th January the date that Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, was liberated by allied soldiers in 1945.
At the event the Police Cadets read out poems that they had written to recognise this national day of commemoration, which is dedicated to the remembrance of the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Councillor Clare Cleary, said; “This year’s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day is “The Power of Words” and I want to say thank you to the Police Cadets whose thought provoking poems made us all stop and think about what Holocaust Memorial Day means.”
Councillor Noordad Aziz, who was also at the event, said; “Today has been all about commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day here in Hyndburn. It’s a real demonstration of how the lessons of the past can inform our lives today and ensure that everyone works together to create a safer, better future.”
Police cadets with Cllr Clare Cleary, Cllr Noordad Aziz and Cllr Terry Hurn