Our Memorial is not a monument. It memorializes the service of both the living and the dead. Those that died in conflict or “peacefully” at home with family. But the stark reality of war and service is that soldiers fight because they are ordered to conflict. They volunteered by the millions at the start of World War I–they died each year in muddy trenches, a million each year.
It is the service to their country that our memorial honors. We hope that you will donate to our memorial, maybe even order a commemorative paver for a family member. We also hope that you will watch this reenactment video of Christmas 1914 when the guns fell silent and both sides shared Christmas together. One Christmas of peace, but a new year of trench warfare. This is how your great-grandfathers served their nation.