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War veterans asked to share their stories
1:00pm Friday 27th September 2013 in News
AN appeal has gone out for Second World War veterans living in the Chard area to come forward and share their stories.
Remembrance Day on November 11 is always a poignant reminder of those who have fought in all wars in the service of their country.
This year a special event is taking place in the town hall at the Guildhall in Chard where guest speakers will give talks about past conflicts and personal stories of great heroism in times of war.
An exhibition will also take place to mark all those from Chard who took part in the Second World War.
The Mayor of Chard, Cllr Jenny Kenton, said: “We are now looking for any information about any of these veterans, photographs, personal stories or correspondence that will help in putting the display together.
“The Second World War is still a living memory for many of our community and it is only fitting that we remember the sacrifices that were and are, even today, being made and honour these brave men and women from Chard.”
An invitation will go out to veterans to join with the Mayor and representatives from the Armed Forces and Service groups after the two-minute silence on Monday, November 11, in the town hall.
Next year will also see two big anniversaries with 2014 being the centenary of when the First World War started and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in the Second World War.
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