21 Sep 2018
To mark the final year of the WW1 centenary, and as a way for members of the public to say 'thank you' to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed, rebuilt and changed the nation, AVDC has unveiled a Silent Soldier silhouette at the front of their offices.
The unveiling of the near life-size silhouette took place at The Gateway on Thursday 20 September at 6pm, where 12 cadets, 2 standard bearers and a trumpet/bugler player helped bring prestige, colour and music to the moving remembrance service. The ceremony was also attended by members of the public, Royal British Legion volunteers, AVDC employees and councillors.
AVDC Chairman, Councillor Sue Renshell, commented on the unveiling:
“I’m proud to have been part of the unveiling of the Silent Soldier silhouette outside our Gateway offices. The silhouette stands as a symbolic tribute to those who gave so much in WW1, and is a fitting reminder to the enormous debt we all owe to the First World War generation.”
The silhouette has at its base the words 'Lest we Forget' and will remain prominently displayed outside The Gateway for the next few months.
More information on the Royal British Legion’s Silent Silhouettes can be found here.