Tommy silhouettes honour First World War generation - The Leamington Observer

Tommy silhouettes honour First World War generation

Ian Hughes 10th Nov, 2018   0

TOMMY silhouettes honouring those who served during the First World War are on display across the district.

To mark the centenary of the armistice, Warwick District Council has participated in The Royal British Legion’s ‘Silent Silhouette’ movement by donating three of the silhouettes to Warwick Town Council, Whitnash Town Council and Kenilworth Town Council.

The silhouettes pay tribute and say thank you to the First World War generation that served, sacrificed, rebuilt and changed the nation.

The silhouettes are on display at the War Memorial in Kenilworth (at the top of Abbey Fields); The Court House in Jury Street, Warwick; and outside St. Margaret’s Church in Whitnash.

Leamington Town Council was also gifted a silhouette by the local branch of the Royal British Legion.

Warwick District Council chairman Stephen Cross said: “These silhouettes are just one of the many ways in which Warwick district remembers those that served and sacrificed their lives during World War One. At the base of the silhouette are the words ‘Lest we Forget’, a reminder that we must always remember and give thanks to those that served and changed our lives.”


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