As the nation marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day – a turning point in World War II – Falkirk Bairns are being asked to remember “Falkirk’s Fallen”.
Team Eden is honoured to be involved in this initiative. Our branding and designs have been produced to make podium graphics, stickers and postcards which feature real images of local men who were lost during the conflicts. We hope that Falkirk folk will help us to add the names of the fallen to the War Memorial by making a donation to the fund and showing their support by displaying one of the branded lapel stickers.
The Friends of Falkirk War Memorial will be in the town’s Howgate Centre on Thursday 6 June and Friday 7 June asking people for their support.
Former Provost Pat Reid, who helped set up the group, explained “We’ll be distributing postcards and stickers and encouraging people to make donations to our campaign to extend and refurbish the town’s War Memorial in Dollar Park”. The existing memorial was unveiled in 1926 to remember the 1100 local men who died in World War I. Sadly – unlike other local memorials – it doesn’t name the war dead, or the 450 others who died subsequently in World War II.
“We want to properly remember Falkirk’s Fallen – adding the names on additional panels – and making other improvements to the site.
“We’ve already had good support from local businesses and the council’s Common Good Fund. But we’d also appreciate donations – however large or small from local people.”
The campaign will be represented in the Howgate by members of the Grangemouth Branch of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Association. Over 400 of the missing names on the current War Memorial were Argylls.
You can also contact The Friends by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01324 628379