Desford Parish Council participates in the University of Leicester Poppy Pilgrimage

Desford Parish Council participates in the University of Leicester Poppy Pilgrimage

On Remembrance Sunday in 2018, the University of Leicester embarked on a mission to honour those who lost their lives and made sacrifices during the War, with a commitment to lay 100 wreaths across memorial sites in Leicestershire and Rutland. In 2018, eleven current students laid wreaths in the local area, following a dedication service at the University with speeches by Sir David Attenborough and Sir Peter Soulsby. In 2019, a further 15 sites were covered as part of the project.

The pilgrimage resumed this year and former parishioners of Desford who lost their lives through conflict were honoured.

The service (on the 1st of November) was led by three current university students who are part of the university Army Cadet Unit, following graduation all three are due to take up places at Sandhurst. Clllrs Pat Crane and Colin Oakes attended the service on behalf of the Parish Council

Posted: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 16:24 by Martin Broomhead

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