WWI 'sacred soil' ceremony takes place in London
A ceremony has taken place in London to mark the arrival of sacred soil" from 70 World War 1 battlefields in Belgium.The soil is going to be laid at a memorial garden marking the 100th anniversary of WW1 in 2014.The soil, collected by British and Belgian schoolchildren and put into 70 sandbags, arrived on the Belgian Navy frigate Louisa Marie on Friday.It went on a ceremonial procession through London before reaching its last resting place at Wellington Barracks.30 November 2013Picture shows 8 year old Patrick Casey with the first bag of sacred soil to be laid at the memorial garden at Wellington Barracks.Soil from all the battlefields of Flanders being carried through London today by F Troop Gun Carriage of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery. It will be for used for a memorial garden at Wellington Barracks"
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