Fordingbridge Events Group today announces that it will be supporting Fordingbridge in its Remembrance activities by erecting a four-metre silent silhouette memorial from the 9th of November until the 19th of November on the terrace of The George, near the river. The Lest We Forget soldier will be taken down at the end of Fordwick, the town’s memorial of a 1918 village constructed in St Mary’s Church.
Nicky Jenkins, Chair of the Fordingbridge Events Group, says: “Our town is working on a range of activities to commemorate this centenary year – to say ‘Thank You’ to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world during the First World War. As a community group, we also wanted to show our support and thought this would be a fitting memorial.
“The soldier will be lit from the terrace of The George so anyone coming across the bridge will see it. During the weekend of the 9th, 10th and 11th of November, there will also be searchlights in the sky over the river.
“As a group of local residents, we felt it was important to acknowledge not only the final year of the World War One centenary but also to remember all those who served, who were injured or sacrificed their lives in all subsequent conflicts. Our Remembrance soldier is our way of paying our respects but is also a visual reminder to the community of the importance of passing our history on to future generations.”
Anyone who wants to share feedback or is looking to get involved with Fordingbridge Events Group can do so by emailing [email protected].