Sabden has a new memorial

The need to commemorate the dead of WW1 and WW2 continues to this day. After years of research by Simon Mount, Sabden in Lancashire has erected a new memorial, a Celtic cross listing 72 men from Sabden to complement the memorials already placed in the school and the parish church.

The continuing desire to remember the dead of these wars bears testament to the effect it had on communities throughout the country, a desire made more poignant by the role our servicemen are playing in Iraq and Afghanistan at the moment. War memorials act as a reminder of sacrifices made and reflect hopes that we can learn by our mistakes and not embroil ourselves in destructive conflicts. It seems we still have a lot to learn……

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