Saturday, 7 June 2008

Memorial Meadow

This afternoon I joined the local vicar, councillors and residents for a short service to commemorate 60 years of the Luton Memorial Meadow, which has been recently redesigned and landscaped by volunteers to honour those from Luton who lost their lives during World War II. Flag bearers from the Brownies and Scouts stood alongside the local Royal British Legion and veterans for the prayer of remembrance and a minutes silence. Once the service was finished the summer fete was opened. I was shown the book of remembrance by Don, the veteran volunteer who, alongside Bob, has worked tirelessly to ensure that the memorial meadow is free from housing development and that the meadow is maintained to honour fallen soldiers. He proudly showed me photos and letters that span over 60 years, including two from Dame Vera Lynn. I was really pleased to have been a part of today's service.

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