Leicestershire County Council to hold Falklands 40th anniversary memorial service


Pictured above: Leicestershire County Council headquarters at County Hall in Glenfield. Photo: Hinckley Times

Submitted by Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council will hold a memorial service at County Hall today to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War.

At 3 p.m. on Tuesday June 14, the council will hold the ceremony at County Hall’s Stand Easy memorial – alongside commemorative events in Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands and at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

A bugler will play the Last Post and participants will observe a two-minute silence to respect those who lost their lives in the conflict between Britain and Argentina in 1982.

Councilor Pam Posnett, Armed Forces Champion for Leicestershire County Council, said: “The Falklands War is an important part of our recent history.

“This short ceremony will give people the opportunity to remember all those who lost their lives and to ensure that their sacrifice will not be forgotten.

“I am proud and honored to be able to take part in this commemoration.”

255 British servicemen and 649 Argentine service men and women died during the war.

Dignitaries paying their respects will include Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire Mike Kapur OBE, Chairman of Leicestershire County Council, Councilor Dr Kevin Feltham, and Phil Waldron, Chairman of the East Midlands Royal British Legion.

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