On Platform One of Paddington Station in London, there is a statue of an unknown soldier. He is reading a letter. On the hundredth anniversary of the declaration of war, everyone are invited to pause, take a moment or two....
And write that letter.
All the letters that are received will be published on the official website - creating a new kind of war memorial - one made only of words. I am yet to write my letter but will do it pronto.
Several famous names have put pen to paper to write their letter to the unknown soldier. Here is what Joanna Lumley wrote, which she read out by the statue at Paddington Station recently: