World War One Commemoration
Three Oaks to Remember 1918 - 2018
Every Armistice Day we remember the people who’ve died fighting for our country and this year, 100 years after the end of the First World War the commemoration will have more poignancy.
As a community we don’t forget those who fought and died and rightly so, but perhaps we could also remember those who fought, survived, but came home with terrible injuries. Those who carried the physical scars of conflict for the rest of their lives. And those who came back mentally and emotionally damaged in an age when conditions like PTSD weren’t recognised let alone treated. Perhaps we ought to remember the wives & mothers, brothers, sisters, sons & daughters who also suffered through losing a relative or friend. Didn’t the war impacted on these people as well?
As part of our community’s commemoration of the end of the World War One the Trust would like to plant three English Oaks to remember all the people of our village who experienced those turbulent times, all those who suffered and whose lives were lost, shortened, or changed by the conflict.
We’re going to plant them on Saturday 10 November at a short ceremony and we hope people will come and join us on the Green. Details will be announced nearer the time.
We're currently trying to raise funds to pay for the project. If anyone would like to contribute to the Three Oaks Fund, please get in touch. All contributions, great & small will make a difference and will be gratefully received.