Fazeley Town Council Confirms VJ Day 70th Anniversary Service

Fazeley's war memorial

Fazeley’s war memorial

Plans are being drawn by Fazeley Town Council and St Paul’s Church to hold a service in the town square on Saturday 15th August to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of VJ day.

In June the Leader of Fazeley Town Council, Cllr Debbie James, proposed the Town Council host an event to remember the ending of World War Two, similar to the one that took place at Fazeley’s war memorial in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

This week Fazeley’s current Mayor, Cllr Brian Hoult, confirmed talks are taking place with the local church to hold the event on the morning of Saturday 15th August.

Cllr Hoult said, “Like every city, town and village across the UK, Fazeley lost fathers, sons and daughters in the 2nd World War so, as VJ day marks the ending of that long war, it is right to hold a service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of all hostilities.

“Although, the timetable for the event has not been finalised, I hope both current and past residents of Fazeley will put this date in their diary and join us at the Town’s war memorial to honour all who fought, died and survived to keep this country free from tyranny.”

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth and Fazeley, has confirmed that he will be attending the service. Also in attendance will be Fazeley’s former County Councillor and current Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Matthew Ellis. Both Mr Pincher and Mr Ellis will lay wreaths of remembrance during the service.

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