Leicestershire's new war memorial unveiled at County Hall
Leicestershire's new war memorial has been unveiled at County Hall today.
Leicestershire County Council has created a £75,000 tribute to local members of the armed forces who have lost their lives since 1945.
It features four life-size bronze figures representing the Army, Royal Air Force (RAF), Royal Navy and Royal Marines and a plaque reads "They stand among us".
Blaby MP and armed forces minister Andrew Robathan led the unveiling of the plaque, which was created by Scottish sculptor Kenny Hunter.
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After the unveiling the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Rv Tim Stevens, dedicated the memorial. Mr Robathan, Leicestershire County Council chairman Peter Lewis and Lady Gretton laid wreaths.
Peter Roffey, the Royal British Legion county president, welcomed the new memorial.
He said: "I'm delighted that the memorial project has now become a reality.
"Kenny Hunter has done a superb job translating his design concept into a memorial which will be as relevant to future generations as it is today.
"It is a fitting tribute to Leicestershire's heroes who make the ultimate sacrifice."