Merton honours servicemen and women

The Mayor of Merton, Councillor John Dehaney, paid tribute on Veterans’ Day to the millions of men and women who have served their country in the armed forces.
The Mayor signed a remembrance book to commemorate this significant and poignant occasion.
Councillor John Dehaney said:
“On Veterans’ Day, we celebrate the lives of all the men and women who have served in the armed forces and the sacrifices they have made in the line of duty. This day highlights the contribution they made and continue to make to their communities.”

Councillor Maurice Groves, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said:

“Veterans’ Day’ is particularly pertinent this year coming as it does so soon after the national event marking 25 years since the liberation of the Falkland Islands. It is also only two days after the anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Here in Merton, we should never forget the very major contribution made by ex-servicemen and women, and I would join the Mayor in thanking them for their service to our country.”