Saying thank you for freedom

To mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Merton Council is taking part in “The Nation’s Biggest Thank You” by hosting a victory party and Service of Commemoration in Morden Park Bandstand on Sunday 10 July at 12pm.

The event, which has been organised by Merton Council in conjunction with the Royal British Legion, aims to celebrate, remember and say “Thank You” to all those men and women who fought for our freedom 60 years ago.

The celebration, which is open to all residents, sees performances from Cockney Pride and Ken Mackintosh’s’ Big Band. Local war veterans are also invited to attend a reception after the service at Morden Park House. All veterans wishing to attend the service must complete an attendance form.

The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Judy Saunders, said, “The aim of this victory party is to celebrate and recognise the contributions made by the veterans of World War Two. I would personally like to thank all of those who fought so hard sixty years ago.”

For more information about the event please call 020 8545 5999.

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Notes to editor
§ The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the British Armed Forces.
§ The Royal Air force Association, Royal Naval Association and SAAFA have also contributed to the organisation of this event.
§ Veterans attending the reception can invite one guest to accompany them.
§ Currently over 11 million people are eligible for help from the Royal British Legion.