In acknowledgement and commemoration of the untold and unseen stories from the survivors of all wars – ‘The Pity Of War’ is a National Memorial for all to recognize the stories that go unspoken, and the sights that go unseen when humans are affected by the destruction of war. To recognize the civilian victims who find strength to carry on.
Alongside our heroes and heroins that lost their lives in combat, there are also many Individuals that witness and survive the horrors of war – famine, disease, violence, the destruction of infrastructure, genocide, loss and grief – but who remembers them?
Our survivors of tragedy also deserve recognition for they are the ones who have been caught up in conflict and then have to live with the consequences.
Many are grandparents who have a story that is too hard to speak about so they say nothing.
Many are children who witness things they are too young to understand.
Many are caregivers who have nursed the wounded, but who tends to their needs afterwards?
The impact upon lives from war is great, psychological, social, educational, and economical. This memorial will be a tribute to both the young and old who have experienced such pain and suffering, for those who did not ask to be involved but have been through no choice of their own, for those unable to speak about their experiences to others, for the unseen and unheard silent memories that remain unspoken.
We aim to recognise the ‘Pity of War’ in the form of an iconic bronze memorial statue, which will be located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Lichfield, Staffordshire. The scale of the piece will reach between 10-12ft tall.