Warfare in News

Posted on Tuesday 28th February

A new war memorial is being unveiled in Loughborough to remember the servicemen who have lost their lives in recent conflicts including Afghanistan.

The plaque, in Queen's Park, accompanies an oak tree which was planted there in December 2010. The tree and the plaque – in addition to the park's carillon war memorial which was completed in 1923, and Garden of Remembrance which was opened in 1999 – are intended to help people to reflect on servicemen who have been injured during conflicts.

Loughborough veteran Gordon Cooke, 76, a former Royal Marine, suggested the idea to Charnwood Borough Council.

The mayor of Charnwood, Bernard Burr, will be unveiling the plaque at 11.00am, attended by members of the Royal British Legion and the Territorial Army.

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