A NEW monument which aims to celebrate and commemorate events in history, as well as providing an area for people’s personal reflections, is set to be completed next summer.
The Rose is the brainchild of The Cenotaph Trust, a group consisting of many of the great and good of Milton Keynes that set out to create a memorial where people of all faiths, religions and beliefs – or indeed none – can gather.
The monument will incorporate 140 columns, each dedicated to a different event, with Armistice Day the only one to be decided to date.
But it has not proved popular with Milton Keynes Council ward member for Campbell Park Isobella Fraser, who blasted it as a ‘betrayal’ and insisted the Trust should have concentrated on a memorial honouring Britain’s war dead.
Milton Keynes Citizen has created a special page asking, ‘The Rose - What do you think?’
On it we ask two important questions:
> Should The Rose have been an all-inclusive memorial or dedicated solely to our war heroes?
> What would you like to see on each of the 140 columns?