‘Sacred World War I Soil’ From Flanders Field Brought To London For a New Memorial Garden To Mark 100th Anniversary of Horrific Conflict

Posted by admin on Dec 2, 2013

Soil from the First World War battlefields of Flanders was today blessed and added to a memorial garden which will mark next year’s 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict.

Seventy bags arrived in London yesterday and were taken by gun carriage from HMS Belfast to Wellington Barracks, where the Flanders Field Memorial Garden is being created. On the way the carriage passed national landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.

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