Sunday, 8 November 2009
Today I attended with other Conservatives, and members of the public, the Tower Hamlets Cemetry Remembrance Sunday service. Cllr Rupert Eckart laid a wreath on behalf of the Conservatives in Tower Hamlets.
The men and women that laid down their lives in the First and Second World Wars are important to remember - the impact of war on the East End, and in particular the Blitz is stark, and the devestation that was caused. I remember though and thank those who laid down their lives for their dedication to freedom and democracy, values that are incredibly important to me, and millions of others.
We also remember those who lay down their lives even now, in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. Whether you agree with the decision to go to war, the fact that these men and women die serving their country is something that should and (I will always) commemorate, and remember.