You only need to drive around Britain to understand the tragedy of the First World War, \'The Great War\'. It seems that every little town and community has a memorial to the young men who went off to war and never returned. But what happens, some ninety years later, when these memorials begin crumble or rot away?

The question has recently come up here in Oxford for a little memorial that sits by a church. The memorial lists the names of 47 men who lost their lives in the war. Twenty-one of those men have no graves, and this memorial serves as their only remembrance. However, dry rot and insects have left the structure in danger of imminent collapse.

So what to do? As you might expect, a War Memorial Appeal has been set up, but despite the best efforts of those behind it, it has still come up several thousand pounds short of the money needed to fix it.

We could let it crumble, and spend the money on the living. It's a fair argument; there are plenty of people in need today. And yet, it doesn't feel right...

Now, I am not from Oxfordshire. I\'m not even from Britain, but I believe strongly that all men who died in that great and tragic war deserve to be remembered. I have sent a small donation. Will anyone join me?

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