Crawley Memorial Gardens silent VJ Day tribute

VJ Day in Memorial Gardens, Crawley 15/8/15 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150817-100253008
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The 70th anniversary of VJ Day was marked in Crawley with a service of remembrance in Memorial Gardens organised by the Royal British Legion.

Japan’s surrender signified the end of Second World War.

VJ Day in Memorial Gardens, Crawley 15/8/15 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150817-100241008

VJ Day in Memorial Gardens, Crawley 15/8/15 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150817-100241008

The service, attended by the Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Chris Cheshire, included a march of standards and a two-minute silence.

The Mayor said: “It’s really important we remember the courage and sacrifice made by those 70 years ago and pass on this message to younger members of society.”

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