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Posted 06/09/2018

CHELTENHAM REMEMBERS WW1 COMMUNITY MEMORIAL MARCH

During the afternoon of Saturday 10th November, there will be a community memorial march through the centre of Cheltenham to remember the 1290 Cheltonians who died in the First World War and are commemorated on the central war memorial.  Each member of the march will represent one of the soldiers who died, being given their name and any records relating to them.  Each of these marchers will then lay a memorial to that person to create a lasting memory within our town.

How Can You Get Involved:

We need your help
• Save the date!  Add it to your personal diary and share the date with colleagues, contacts and families within your organisation.
• Would you like to be one of the marchers representing one of Cheltenham’s soldiers?  If so, more information will be released in September to tell you how to register your interest so that we can allocate you a name.
• If you’re part of a larger organisation such as a school, voluntary organisation, or community group or workplace, please consider supporting the project as a team.  Could you pledge to provide a certain number of soldiers for example?
• Consider supporting the memorial by coming to watch the sheer scale of loss from our town as 1290 people march past you. 

This is a great opportunity to be involved in a collaborative event to remember our past Cheltonians for very little commitment.

The march will launch the Cheltenham Remembers Armistice weekend of events and will show that past losses within our town have not been forgotten as we enjoy our freedom today.

What Next?

Watch out for the next information release in September which gives final details of the event as well as instructions for you to register your interest in joining the march.

If you would like more info please get in touch with Geoff Ratcliffe  grat1@btinternet.com 07802349636

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