Twenty transparent, seated military figures, part of the ‘There But Not There’ campaign, will be taking up positions in several libraries to acknowledge the ultimate sacrifices that soldiers made, and recognising the County Council’s continued relationship with our Armed Forces today. These have been funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.
There are also a number of Royal British Legion full-sized silhouettes at key County Council buildings including the Great Hall in Winchester. These depict the shadows of soldiers killed or missing in action during the Great War.
Councillor Andrew Joy, Hampshire County Council’s Armed Forces Champion and Executive Member for Communities, Partnerships and External Affairs, said: “I am delighted we have joined up with these campaigns to help remind residents of those who were lost in World War One and the sacrifices they made. This is also an opportunity for us to educate our younger generation about what took place, and the part that Hampshire played, by sharing local stories and images in a variety of locations across the county.”
Residents are invited to come and sit with the silhouettes, placed around County Council libraries, including Winchester Discovery Centre, Gosport Discovery Centre, Aldershot, Fleet, New Milton and Farnborough libraries.
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