An opening address was delivered by Barry Brooks, chairman of Acle Recreation Centre who outlined the background to the creation of the Gardens and thanked the Acle Parish Council for its generous contribution to the creation of the Memorial.
Also in attendance were Peter Kingsley, President of Acle Branch of the Royal British Legion and Mark Lockwood its Chairman who read out a list of the local men who had died during the two wars. Mark also recited the Kohima Epitaph.
Cornet player Michael Gould performed the Last Post and Reveille. The Revd Martin Greenland, Rector of the local St.Edmund’s Church presented prayers.