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Falklands’ government plans a memorial bust of Baroness Thatcher

Friday, October 11th 2013 - 13:34 UTC
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Margaret Thatcher is revered as the Liberator of the Falklands Margaret Thatcher is revered as the Liberator of the Falklands

The Falkland Islands Government is in the process of commissioning a sculptor to create a memorial bust of Baroness Thatcher. The project follows a public consultation held in the Falkland Islands as to how best to commemorate the late Margaret Thatcher. The high number of responses received demonstrates the high regard in which she is held in the Falkland Islands.

Following the consultation, the Legislative Assembly agreed to commission a local sculptor to create a bronze bust of Baroness Thatcher, to be mounted on local stone with a plaque containing the following quote:

“They are few in number, but they have the right to live in peace, to choose their own way of life and to determine their own allegiance” -Margaret Thatcher April 3rd 1982

It is intended that the bust be situated on the corner of Thatcher Drive, which runs behind the 1982 Liberation Monument, in front of the Government Secretariat, and past the sheltered housing for pensioners. The close proximity to the Liberation Monument is felt to be particularly appropriate.

The Legislative Assembly has written to the Thatcher family informing them of the proposed project and seeking their approval. MLAs would like to thank the community for their participation in the consultation and for their patience as this sensitive matter has been pursued.

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • Islander1

    The Malvanistas whines about a very true statement that embodies 100% what the United Nations and its Charter stands for will be inevitable- and hilariously irrelevant.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 02:10 pm 0
  • Britworker

    What a fantastic memorial. She should face west, keeping a watchful and warning eye on the aggressors. Can't wait to see her.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 02:37 pm 0
  • Conqueror

    Britain WILL remember. In tribute to Margaret Thatcher. In total respect for the courage of every Falkland Islander. In memory of 255 British servicemen who gave their lives for the freedom of the Islands and their people. WE will NOT forget.

    Oct 11th, 2013 - 03:34 pm 0
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