Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, last week paid tribute to our fallen men and women during two separate services as part of Remembrance commemorations.
The first service was held in Wallington outside the Old Town Hall on Saturday morning whilst a second memorial event was held on Sunday at Holy Trinity Church in Maldon Road. This longer official borough service was accompanied by the appearance of autumn sun, two minute’s silence and a wreath-laying ceremony at Wallington Green.
“Both of the remembrance services I attended in the past week were poignant and moving. We can often take for granted in this modern age, the peace that we have in our daily lives, but it is so vital that we recognise the very real sacrifices which have made that peace possible.
In this year in particular, with conflict and anger creeping further and further into our politics, we must not forget the lessons of the past, always remember why we strive for peace, and never forget the sacrifices of those who made our freedoms possible.”