Veterans' day announced

Veterans' day invite goes in the post

I have publicised my annual Veterans’ Day event by posting a personal invitation to local land girl Lilian Coomber. This year’s invite is unique however, as it has been posted using the first class stamp from the most recent commemorative set of stamps, Britain Alone, which features land girl Mona Mcleod.My annual Veterans’ Day event, organised in conjunction with Swanshurst School , has gone from strength to strength. Last year there were well over 150 local veterans in attendance including those who served in the armed forces, land girls and Bevan Boys.I set up a Veterans’ Day event in my constituency to ensure that local veterans were properly thanked by subsequent generations for all that they endured during those difficult war years. It is particularly important for our young people to be shown that our way of life was protected by many people who sacrificed a great deal. The pages of a history book are an inadequate way of illustrating exactly what many of our older generation did for us. It is only by talking to the veterans that students at Swanshurst truly understand what it was like.

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