- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
I placed a wooden cross in the Constituency Garden of Remembrance in Parliament on behalf of my constituents in Walsall South. On the cross I wrote “We will remember them always”
11 November 2023 commemorates Remembrance Day marking the armistice that ended the First World War. Every year we remember all those who fell in wars and conflicts who gave their lives for our freedom.
I laid a wreath at the Walsall Cenotaph during the Remembrance Day service on Sunday 12 November. The Kohima Tribute was recited at the service.
‘When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.’
It is attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds (1875-1958) and engraved on the Kohima Epitaph on the Memorial of the 2nd British Division in the cemetery of Kohima (North-East India).
Following the Service, veterans who attended and marched and other members of the community in Walsall returned to the Town Hall.