Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Help towards a permanent Word War Sikh memorial in the UK




130,000 Sikhs fought in World War One - now a special monument at the National Memorial Arboretum will ensure they're never forgotten.

When the First World War broke out, nearly 130,000 Sikh combat troops were sent to every corner of the conflict.  To put that into context that's more people than could fill Wembley Stadium, and a greater number than the current British Army.

We feel it's important to remember our ancestors contribution and promote their heroics.  While this is a story we all believe in wholeheartedly, it's lamentable that there is no national memorial dedicated to their memory and sacrifices.



A mock up of the memorial

That's why the "Sikhs At War" project is bringing together a team of professional British Sikhs - including members of the Armed Forces - to create an everlasting memorial.

The "WW1 Sikh Memorial Fund" will set up and administer the UK's first national memorial to Sikhs who served during the First World War - and it'll be funded via Kickstarter by grassroots supporters - YOU.

Please help towards the memorial at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2057591483/ww1-national-sikh-memorial

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