The purpose of the “Lest we forget….” series is to take a moment out of our busy lives to remember those who fell fighting for our country. This series, started by ‘Bearded Zombie’, is exclusive to Opencaching.uk
The War Memorial in Leithen Road, a simple memorial stone surmounted by a bronze plate on which is recorded the names of the fallen in World War II, stands at the entrance to an unique garden. Situated on the south side of the former Burgh Chambers the garden is contoured as a miniature replica of Leithen Valley and the surrounding hills. This is the setting for the annual Remembrance Day Service and for the Service of Remembrance held during Games Week. To the north and adjacent to the Burgh Chambers stands the Memorial Hall, built in 1922 to commemorate those who served in World War I.
In order to claim this virtual cache, you have a number of options to include with your log:
Post a picture of you or your GPSR with the memorial in the background. You do not need to be directly in front of the memorial to take this picture.
Post a picture of part of the memorial that you find interesting (for example, a relief or part of a sculpture).
Pick a name on the memorial, research and share information about the person or their life (after all, this series is all about making sure these people and the lives they lived are not forgotten). Extra kudos & respect for this, but unfortunately no extra points!
It shouldn’t need reminding, but please be respectful while claiming this virtual cache and take a moment to remember those who are named on the memorial.
If you wish to extend this series, please contact Bearded Zombie.