As Remembrance approaches and following the 20th anniversary of the start of British military action in Afghanistan, the Veterans’ Foundation has launched an Armed Forces Memorial Wall, where family members can pay tribute to loved ones who have died in or after service.
You can upload a photo of your loved one and include details of both civilian and service life, ensuring heroes are represented and remembered alongside fellow servicemen and women. Virtual Candles of Remembrance can also be lit on Memorial Wall tributes.
Lieutenant-Colonel Stewart Hill was left with severe brain injuries in the same Taliban IED attack that killed soldiers under his command in Helmand Province in 2009, and is an ambassador for the Armed Forces Memorial Wall.
“The Armed Forces Memorial Wall is vital to ensure that all those who have proudly worn the uniform of the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and operationally qualified seafarers – whether they died in service or in their civilian years – are recognised and remembered,” said Hill.
Vicki Holmes, whose son, Lance Corporal Kieron Hill, was killed in Afghanistan in 2009 aged 20, was one of the first to post on the wall: “Knowing he died serving his country gives me an immense sense of pride and leaving his tribute ensures that when I’m gone he will be remembered.”
You can place your own tribute on the Armed Forces Memorial Wall at veteransfoundation.org.uk