‘In Flanders fields the poppies grow, between the crosses row on row.’
Two of the most often quoted lines from the emotive poem written by Lieutenant Colonel John McRae during the First World War.
One hundred years on from the start of the ‘war to end all wars’, young and old attended candlelit vigils in Horncastle and many surrounding villages on Monday evening to commemorate the anniversary.
Across the country, the lights went out at 10pm to remember the millions of lives lost - more than 8,000,000 of them from Great Britain.
The Horncastle event was held at the War Memorial Centre.
Bill Aron, chairman of the centre’s trustees, said he was delighted to see so many people attend.
The vigil is the first of many events planned in and around Horncastle to mark the 100th anniversary.
Similar vigils were held in Tattershall Market Place and at Coningsby’s War Memorial.