Get involved in the WW1 commemorations

Posted on August 23, 2018

There But No

Three organisations have joined forces to offer uniformed youth groups the opportunity to take part in this year’s WWI centenary commemorative events.

There But Not There will be the defining commemoration event of the end of WW1, with installations in communities across the county. These include events held by today’s uniformed youth organisations, including the cadet forces, to remember the servicemen and women of the Great War. The three organisations involved, Remembered, Youth United Foundation and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, are offering ACF counties and CCF contingents the chance to host a There But Not There silhouette installation for free.

To take part in this project you will need to fill out the short application form, giving details of your proposed remembrance event and where it will be held. This could be an installation in your local park or church halls, a tea party where details of local men and women who served in WW1 are shared or an arts or crafts events. The choices are endless.

This project aims to commemorate those who died in the First World War, educate all generations, particularly today’s younger generation, born nearly 100 years after the outbreak of WW1, and heal today’s veterans who are suffering from the mental and physical wounds of their service – the three aims of the There But Not There project.