10 MARCH 1928, Page 3

The national memorial to Lord Haig was inaugurated at the

Mansion House on Friday, March 2nd. The Prince of Wales, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition spoke in unison. The scheme is that, besides the statue to be erected in London at the public' expense, £500,000 should be collected to build and endow homes " in various parts .of the country for the benefit of ex-Service men of. all rinks, their wives and orphans." Everyone will agree that this would be a fitting memorial to carry on in one direction the work to which Lord Haig gave laborious days and nights since the War.. Obviously, the great need for such homes _gradually diMinish some years hence, and those responsible hive not been blind to this. They are wise in saying now that it is intended that in later years the houses should become available fin. men of the Services and their families. Subscriptions be sent to any bank or to the British Legion. * * * *