Thursday, February 21, 2013

British towns name streets after soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The east London suburb of Barking and Dagenham has recently renamed two streets after military personnel who died in Afghanistan, with a third street to be dedicated soon.

Jim Murphy, shadow Defence Secretary, told the Daily Telegraph that the plan would allow local people to show their “solidarity and sympathy” with grieving families. He said: "A lasting personal memorial would demonstrate the value we place on individuals who have served but been lost in the defence of our country."

Now the scheme is to be offered to councils throughout the country offering families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan the chance to have a local street named after their loved ones.

Read the full story at Daily Telegraph

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