The Malta Independent 19 September 2019, Thursday

PD calls for monument dedicated to victims of two world wars

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 09:26 Last update: about 2 months ago

In the wake of the Santa Marija celebrations and the anniversary of the convoy which saved Malta, Partit Demokratiku is calling for a comprehensive monument containing the names of all those Maltese killed in both world wars.

"While there are monuments documenting the Maltese killed in the Second World War across our towns and villages, there is no list for the 800 or so dead from the First World War. They are not any less important," interim leader Godfrey Farrugia said.

Total collective casualties from both wars reach just under 3000 names. Our heritage comes in many forms, and the memory of the Maltese who gave their lives in these conflicts should not be forgotten.

Many Maltese today still remember the wars and further efforts must be made to pass on and preserve the collective memory. It is in this respect that Partit Demokratiku is calling for all names to be recorded in public. Europe, and indeed the world, would be a very different place today without the many sacrifices made by Malta and her allies.

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