Hednesford’s war tributes honoured with special trophy
Hednesford’s involvement in a four-year campaign to commemorate the centenary of World War One has been recognised with the presentation of a memorial trophy.
The miniature decorative steel beacon, a replica of the 1,000 large beacons lit across the UK on November 11, was awarded to Hednesford Town Council’s Chairman, Cllr Alan Pearson, at a public meeting on Tuesday (Feb 12).
The award is an expression of thanks for the work of the Town Council and residents of Hednesford. Together with Cannock Chase Council and Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, they planned activities and events spanning 2014-2018, the length of the war, to mark the 100th year anniversary of its end.
Notable tributes in Hednesford included the stunning knitted poppy display that adorned the town centre for Armistice Day, and the commissioning of a commemorative bench, which formed an important part of remembrance activities.
Cllr Pearson said: “We were honoured to be a part of the commemorative events, and thank you on behalf of all involved for this touching acknowledgment. It’s important we never forget the sacrifice made for future generations – even as centuries pass. This replica beacon will serve as a lasting tribute. It will be on display very soon at Pye Green Community Centre, and we hope people will come and appreciate it.”