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Victory in Europe Day - Woolwich 1 Woolwich tree memorials and Buddy Bear

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: Victory in Europe Day - Woolwich 1

Erection date: 8/10/2011

Inscription

This tree was planted by the leader of Greenwich Council Councillor Chris Roberts on 8th October 2011.
To mark Victory in Europe Day when Hitler's fascist tyranny was finally defeated and to remember the millions who died in the struggle for democracy in Europe.
"The price of liberty is eternal vigilance."

The quotation is one of several variations on the same theme. Possible originators include Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln and Leonard Courtney.

Site: Woolwich tree memorials and Buddy Bear (4 memorials)

SE18, Thomas Street

Buddy Bear is on the right of the photograph and the plaques beneath the trees are from centre left to right: Victory in Europe Day 1, Victory in Europe Day 2 and The Burma Campaign.

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Victory in Europe Day - Woolwich 1

Information Subjects commemorated

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VE Day

"Victory in Europe". 8 May 1945 was the day on which the WW2 Allies formally ...

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World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Victory in Europe Day - Woolwich 1

Information Created by

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Chris Roberts

Former Labour leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Victory in Europe Day - Woolwich 1

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Buddy Bear

{Inscription between the crests of Reinickendorf and the Royal Borough of Gre...

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Burma Campaign - Woolwich

The plaque dates the campaign from 1941, but other sources give it as 1942. T...

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Victory in Europe Day - Woolwich 2

This tree was planted by Frank Lerner on 8th October 2011 to mark Victory in ...

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