A Strong Voice for Croydon Central - Gavin Barwell MP
Home
News
Help me
Campaigns
Biography
Expenses
Contact me

Lest we forget...
14/11/2010 18:20:00

 
 

This morning I went to the annual Remembrance Sunday civic service at the Fairfield Halls. As usual, Canon Colin Boswell gave a thoughtful and highly relevant sermon, reminding us that the victims of conflict are not just those killed or maimed on the battlefield by referring to the death of three telephonists when the Town Hall was bombed during the Battle of Britain 70 years ago.

Towards the end of the service, Jagdish Sharma, a leading member of the Hindu community in Croydon, read out the epitaph on the Kohima memorial, which commemorates a key battle in the Far East that thwarted the Japanese plan to invade India. For me, this short epitaph summarises what Remembrance Sunday is all about:

“When you go home

Tell them of us and say

For their tomorrow

We gave our today”

Comment on this blog

 

 

 More Blog Posts
03/04/2017
Friday night's attack on a 17 year-old asylum seeker
  Read Story
23/03/2017
Reflections on yesterday's attack
  Read Story
15/03/2017
IVF services in Croydon
  Read Story
02/03/2017
Government backs upgrade of London to Brighton railway and refuses to fund BML2 concept that would be bad news for Addiscombe in particular
  Read Story
27/02/2017
Spot the difference
  Read Story
21/02/2017
Second interim report on Croydon tram crash
  Read Story
07/02/2017
Fixing our broken housing market.
  Read Story
02/02/2017
Government provides £14m for refurbishment of Fairfield Halls and redevelopment of College Green.
  Read Story
02/02/2017
Southern Rail latest update
  Read Story
31/01/2017
How I will vote on the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
  Read Story

Full list of blog posts here

     
Gavin Barwell, House of Commons, SW1A 1AA, Tel  020 8660 0491      © Gavin Barwell  2017       Promoted by Ian Parker on behalf of Gavin Barwell, both at 36 Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LG