VJ Day Commemoration

15th August 2018

This afternoon, I joined veterans, the public and local representatives at a service to lay a wreath in commemoration of VJ Day and all those who were lost in the war in the east – whether that be due to fighting or as prisoners of war.

Many local soldiers were lost in that fight and it was touching to see their sacrifice – and the sacrifice of those from other nations – be remembered.

It was not the events of WWII that we were remembering, but the people who experienced those events who are not here today. Today, we must be thankful to them.