Fazeley Remembers VJ Day 70 Years On

VJ Day 70th anniversary - FazeleyFazeley came together on Saturday to remember the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day and pay tribute to those who fought and died in World War 2.

Fazeley’s Vicar, Rev Jonathan Iddon, led a service of remembrance at the Town’s War Memorial, which included a bible reading from the Mayor of Fazeley, Cllr Brian Hoult, and a few words of remembrance from Tamworth MP, Christopher Pincher. Mr Pincher paid tribute to Great Britain’s 14th Army that fought in the Far East, which included his Grandfather.

During the service wreaths of remembrance were laid by Christopher Pincher MP, Cllr Janet Eagland, Chairman of Staffordshire County Council, Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Cllr Norma Bacon Chairman of Lichfield District Council and Fazeley’s Mayor, Cllr Brian Hoult. Wreaths were also laid by Peter Watterson on behalf of the Royal British Legion Tamworth and Mrs Carol Graham on behalf of St Paul’s Church Fazeley.

After the service Fazeley’s Mayor, Cllr Hoult, said, “It was an honour and privilege to take part in the service of remembrance for both VJ Day and the ending of the 2nd World War. Many residents of Fazeley fought in that conflict and unfortunately, some did not return.

“I was pleased with the turnout from Fazeley and very thankful that the weather held off throughout the whole day. I am also looking forward to paying tribute to all of our residents who have fought and died in both World Wars to keep this country free from tyranny on Remembrance Sunday 8th November.”

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