Armistice Day 2021
As part of the #ArmisticeDay commemorations today, I visited war memorials across Luton South.
At 11am it was an honour to attend the Remembrance service at Stopsley war memorial, alongside the Deputy Mayor and Leader of Council.
Then, I visited the memorial in Luton Church Cemetery on Crawley Green Road, which is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorial. The design is called the ‘The Cross of Sacrifice’.
I next visited the memorial plaques on Kimpton Road, erected by Vauxhall workers to commemorate their fellow workers who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars.
Then up to Memorial Park that features a memorial commissioned by Lady Wernher to commemorate the loss of her son. It is also dedicated to ‘all gallant men of Luton who lost their lives in the Great War’.
Finally, I visited the memorial in Luton Cemetery on Rothesay Road, which is also a Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorial. The monument was designed for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and can be found in cemeteries across the world.
You can learn more about the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on their website. They also have an informative app that helps you to navigate Commonwealth war graves in your area. See: www.cwgc.org
An honour to join and lay a wreath at Luton’s Remembrance Service today, together with Sarah Owen MP.
A time to reflect and remember our armed forces & their families, from across the UK & the Commonwealth, who gave their service and sacrifice.
We will remember them.