A Welsh memorial in Flanders

IssueAugust 2014
News by Lotte Reimer

A memorial to Welsh soldiers killed in Flanders will be unveiled there in August.

MEP Jill Evans has congratulated the ‘Welsh memorial in Flanders’ campaign for raising awareness of the tens of thousands of Welsh soldiers who were killed in action in Flanders, including the poet Hedd Wyn.

Jill Evans, who is working closely with the Flemish Peace Institute to establish a similar Institute in Wales, said: ‘As we reach the centenary of the start of World War One, it is important that we commemorate those who went to war, but that we do not celebrate militarism and imperialism.

‘We remember the ordinary people who were fathers, husbands, sons and brothers, particularly those who never returned. We must also learn from those terrible events so that they are not repeated.’

Topics: First World War
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