Friday, 11 November 2011

Armistice Day In Reading

At the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, we shall remember them.

Except in Reading, except for an honourable few, we have been ignoring them.

Until today in 2011.

Well done to Brian Lewendon, from Tilehurst's Royal British Legion, and my old friend Councillor Chris Maskell for pushing the council and others to give this hour and this day the respect it deserves.

I was proud to be among the 300 or so Reading people who gathered at the Forbury War Memorial today.

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