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Silhouettes commemorate the fallen

Silhouettes commemorate the fallen

To Commemorate the Fallen and remind shoppers of the sacrifices made by servicemen in the First World War, Warminster’s Three Horseshoes Walk shopping centre has installed life-size silhouettes of two soldiers at the High Street entrance to the mall.

The 2018 Armistice Project, There But Not There, marks the Centenary Commemoration for the end of the First World War and the management of Three Horseshoes Walk wanted to support the campaign in the town with a garrison.

The project aims to educate all generations and help them understand what led to the loss of 888,246 British and Commonwealth soldiers 100 years ago between 1914-1918. 

Members of the Warminster branch of the Royal British Legion, including chairman Bob Wright, attended the silhouettes’ unveiling. He said placing the Silent Soldiers for the community in such a prominent position in Three Horseshoes Walk is a lovely and fitting tribute for Warminster.

Mr Wright was joined at the Three Horseshoes Walk unveiling by Mr Aiken and RBL members Margaret Aiken and Lesley Fudge together with shopping centre manager Peter Ruscoe. 

Lesley Fudge, who is Honorary Poppy Appeal Organiser, said: “This is a fitting way to say thank you to the serving military and those who died. It is appropriate to give this message to the town and say thank you for sacrificing your lives to make the world a better place.”

Shopping centre manager Peter Ruscoe said: "We hope the silhouettes of the Tommies will stay in the memory of those who shop with us and we have already heard many favourable comments even though they were only installed a few days ago."