We will remember the fallen

At 11 o'clock on Sunday we fell silent as a nation as we observed Armistice Day and remembered the fallen of the two world wars. During the day, remembrance ceremonies were held at war memorials across the country as we came together to say "We will remember them". One way, as a nation we are remembering is through the First World War Memorials Programme.

The First World War Memorials Programme, as part of the national commemorative events, is helping conserve and protect the nation's war memorials for the long term as well as ensuring there are skilled volunteers available to assess their condition and take steps to preserve them in the proper way.

Throughout the First World War Centenary 2014-2018, organisations across the UK are working together on a programme of recording, research, conservation and listing that ensures war memorials across Britain are protected and that communities continue to be commemorated and remembered.

  • Government has made over £2 million in grants available for the conservation and protection of war memorials during the First World War Centenary Grants are administered by War Memorials Trust.
  • Civic Voice is running workshops where you can find information about engaging with your local war memorials. Read more here.
  • The First World War Memorials Programme aims to List 2,500 war memorials during the centenary period. Read more here.
  • You can search WMR records for information relating to a war memorial on the Imperial War Museum site, and this page contains contact details should you wish to add updates to memorial information. 

To discover the different ways your community can help ensure the future of your local war memorials please visit: http://ukwarmemorials.org/. 

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