From Milton Keynes Rose – News (May 2020), we note the following (excerpt):
New pillars to be engraved at the Milton Keynes Rose
Three new granite pillars will be engraved this week at the Milton Keynes Rose, this is made possible by a successful funding raising campaign and a grant from MK Community Foundation.
The new pillars were chosen by the pillar panel, chaired by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire. This panel meets every other year to decide a new pillar engraving from the submissions received from the community group. …
The three pillars that will be engraved this year are;
Volunteers’ Week (1 -7 June), part of the inscription on this pillar will read, ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others – Mahatma Gandhi’
World Refugee Day (20 June), with this engraving reading, ‘People from around the world have helped build this city. Milton Keynes welcomes refugees’.
The third pillar to be engraved, is to commemorate the Covid-19 pandemic and particularly those who have lost their lives in Milton Keynes. …
Please visit the MKRose News site for the full story, including links to the Parks Trust website concerning criteria for new pillar submissions.