Purple Poppy Memorial in Uphall

The first Purple Poppy Memorial was unveiled by the Lord-Lieutenant Moira Niven MBE on Monday 23rd August 2021.  Located on the corner of Main Street and Ecclesmachan Road in Uphall, it is a fitting Memorial to remember the millions of Animals that have served and sacrificed their lives in War.

Ancre Somme Association Scotland charity would like to thank West Lothian Council Museums, Uphall Community Council, Uphall Primary, Uphall Pensioners and the wider Community for their support.

ASA Scotland Chairman John Jenkins said “We wanted to create a fitting memorial to remember the millions of Animals that have served and sacrificed their lives. We often think of the human sacrifice in Wars and Conflicts, and forget about the animals who did their duty to the Nation during WW1, WW2 and to those who still serve today with the Armed Forces or Police across the Nation, People can visit the Memorial in year’s to come and pay their respects, we will be launching an educational booklet for this event”.

Below are a few photographs from the unveiling:

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