This Wednesday, 22 August, people in Liverpool can say “Thank You” to the First World War generation when a special art installation visits the city.
The eight-feet high Thank You is part of a Royal British Legion (RBL) project to mark this year’s centenary of the 1914-18 conflict.
The fronts of the letters have a collage of images showing the diverse contribution made by all those who lived through the First World War whilst the back and sides have been left blank for people to write messages of thanks.
The installation has been created by artist Sarah Arnett and it will travel to six cities across the UK. It began its journey at Tate Modern on 3 August, 100 days from Armistice Day.
Said Sarah: “It’s been deeply moving to think about what each member of that generation went through as I worked with their photos during the design. It’s absolutely fitting that we should say ‘Thank You’ and remember their legacies.”
The Thank You will be outside St George’s Hall, Lime Street, from 8am-6pm.