The commemorative World War 1 Beacon created in 2018 to mark the centenary of the end of the war is being permanently installed in the grounds of St Luke’s Church in Cannock this week as a lasting legacy to the District’s World War 1 commemorative programme.
Since 2014, Cannock Chase Council has worked closing with Inspiring healthy lifestyles (IHL) and the wider community to commemorate World War 1 and honour those that fought and lost their lives during this period.
The commemorative World War 1 Beacon was designed by the Council and portrays the message of ‘Respect, Remember’ Respond’. It was made by Laser Process in Hednesford who part funded its creation.
It was officially lit at `The Battle`s Over – A Nation`s Tribute` ceremony which was held on Sunday 11 November 2018 at St. Luke`s Church in Cannock Town Centre. This marked the exact anniversary of the Armistice.
Councillor George Adamson, Leader of the Council, said: “I’m pleased to see that the World War 1 Beacon which was designed and manufactured locally will have a permanent home in the grounds of the church. It is a memorable tribute to honour those that sacrificed their lives for our country and to remember our fallen heroes”.
Installation works are due to be completed by the end of August.
The creation of the World War 1 Beacon was supported and funded by the Council, Inspiring healthy lifestyles, and the Armed Forces Community Covenant Fund.
To find out more about the District’s World War 1 commemorations over the years, visit www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/cannockchaseremembers.