Duke’s char­ity scheme will hon­our war heroes for ever

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The Mail on Sunday - - NEWS -

HUN­DREDS of parks will be pro­tected for ever to hon­our the mil­lions who lost their lives in bat­tle thanks to the Fields In Trust char­ity’s Cen­te­nary Fields pro­gramme. The ini­tia­tive was launched by the Duke of Cam­bridge in July 2014 to co­in­cide with the cen­te­nary of the start of the First World War. Coven­try’s War Me­mo­rial Park, where the Duke launched the cam­paign, in­cludes a strik­ing 90ft war me­mo­rial.

It is a space used by many peo­ple each day, but it also com­mem­o­rates those who died in the Great War.

While the pro­tec­tions have been un­der­taken over the last four years, they will last in per­pe­tu­ity to en­sure the places will al­ways re­main as liv­ing spa­ces of re­mem­brance.

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