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Hounslow Remembers: Mayor attends Services of Remembrance

The Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Samia Chaudhary, represented Hounslow Council at two Services of Remembrance on Sunday 11 November to mark Armistice Day.

Published: Monday, 12th November 2018

Mayor at Hanwoth Service of Remembrance
Mayor attends Hanwoth Service of Remembrance on Armistice Day

The Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Samia Chaudhary, represented Hounslow Council at two Services of Remembrance on Sunday 11 November to mark Armistice Day.

In the morning the Mayor, along with the Deputy Lieutenant of Hounslow, Paul Kennerley, Cllr Richard Foote (Hanworth) and Cllr Bishnu Gurung (Hanworth Park) attended the Hanworth Service, leading the parade of veterans and armed forces representatives and laying a wreath at the memorial.

In the afternoon, she attended the Service in Feltham, joined by the Deputy Lieutenant, local MP Seema Malhotra, and Cllrs Alan Mitchell (Feltham West), Hina Mir (Feltham West), Adriana Gheorghe (Bedfont) and Bishnu Gurung.

The Deputy Mayor attended the Service in Cranford, and fellow councillors represented the Mayor at six other Services of Remembrance at War Memorials across Hounslow.

Armistice Day commemorates the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month of 1918 when peace terms were signed ending the Great War in 1918. This year will also see the commemoration of the centenary of World War 1, thanking to the servicemen and women of that generation who helped to shape our world as we know it today.

Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Samia Chaudhary said:

“It is only right and proper that we commemorate the contribution of the British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts – people to whom we owe so much.

“This year’s events were even more poignant as it marks the centenary of WWI. As time passes, there will be fewer people who remember first-hand the atrocities of the Great Wars, so it’s all the more important that we never forget the sacrifices made by so many people over the years.”

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