- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
On Sunday 9 November 2014, Valerie attended the Remembrance Ceremonies and laid a wreath at the Walsall Town Centre and Darlaston Cenotaphs.
“The Bishop of Wolverhampton Clive Gregory gave the sermon and the Rev Mark Kinder, of St Pauls at the Crossing led us in prayer. At Darlaston the Rev Liz Jones held a service in St Lawrence Church. I joined the congregation after the service at the Town Centre and we processed to the Cenotaph. The Last Post was sounded at both Ceremonies.”
“We must always remember the sacrifices of those men and women who have given their lives for their fellow citizens. The ceremonies at the Cenotaphs at Walsall and Darlaston are always well supported by the people of Walsall.”
“This year the remembrance is significant as it marks the 100 years since the start of the First World War. It is a reminder of the courage and sacrifice of those who died in defence of our country. I visited the Tower poppies last Thursday which can be seen in the photo above. Each poppy represents one of the 888,246 people who died in the First World War.”
“The Kohima tribute was recited at both ceremonies. It says “”When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”. These few words reminds us of the sacrifices made by those whose lives we remember at this time.”