9th November 2014
Attended the remembrance gathering at the war memorial, and placed a wreath on behalf of the parish council. There was a great turn-out of people to remember those who had given their lives for our benefit, and it was very heartening to see such numbers. It was also a proud moment for me to see that the stone the parish council had laid more recently provides an outlet of remembrance for the families of those more recently taken from us. In contrast, it was also a sad moment for me, knowing that this will be my last Remembrance Sunday as chairman of the parish council, as plans to move to Elham accelerate. The nation seems to be embracing these occasions of remembrance more and more each year, and I am very glad that I took the opportunity to visit the wonderful poppy installation at the Tower of London. Long may we remember the sacrifices made, and be thankful for our freedoms and opportunities.