THE Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland has invited residents to a ceremony in Redcar’s Garden of Remembrance to mark National Holocaust Memorial Day.

Taking place on Friday 26 January at 11.30am, the ceremony will involve members of the public, civic officials and school children remembering the atrocities of the Second World War.

The Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Cllr Karen King, will be in attendance in the Garden of Remembrance along with representatives from the British Legion, Parish Councils in the borough as well as council staff.

Also in attendance will be pupils from Coatham Primary School who will be marking the day by laying flowers at the Holocaust Commemorative Tree.

Mayor Karen King said: “It is an honour for me to welcome people to this ceremony to commemorate the lives lost during the Holocaust and ensure that we will always remember the atrocities that took place.

“It is important we pause to reflect on the tragic events from World War II, not just to remember the fallen but to pay tribute to the survivors. I would encourage people to come along and join us in remembrance.”

The Garden of Remembrance is located on Coatham Road, opposite the Cenotaph and members of the public are welcome to attend.