Engraved in May 2020 to commemorate the Covid-19 pandemic and particularly those who have lost their lives in Milton Keynes.
The pillar will provide a safe and comforting place for commemoration during this unsettling time, especially when other places can’t be visited. The Cenotaph Trust, in discussion with The Parks Trust and Milton Keynes Council, want to create a focus for remembrance in the city. When it is safe to do so, and in line with any national commemorations that are likely to be arranged when the pandemic is over, a further inscription will be added to this pillar and a formal ceremony will be arranged.
Cllr Peter Marland, Leader of Milton Keynes Council said ‘I am grateful to the MK Cenotaph Trust for the quick consideration of a pillar dedicated to the Covid-19 emergency, and I have committed to MK Council funding that work. When the time is right, we will bring people together to properly dedicate the pillar at our remarkable MK Rose, holding an event to remember those who have died and thank all those who have served at such a tough time for the city’.