Sunday, November 14, 2010
A Very Wet Parade
A very wet Remembrance Sunday parade at Westgate today, admirably organised by Mr Geoff Shaw Case and the Reverend Tom Barnfather, despite the weather. Our small town was very privileged to have the United States Air Force Attache, Lt.Col Ahmed in attendance (Pictured with Cllr Tom King) and when the ceremony was finished, I walked him over to the memorial plaque on the clifftop, past the pavilion, which commemorates the crews of two Liberator bombers lost in April 1944.
As the Mayor of Margate's representative today, I would like to thank all those who attended the parade, service and reception and made it possible from faith, veterans and community groups, as well as a stoic crowd of onlookersand children in the steady rain. It demonstrates how communities such as our own represent a public tide of support for the sacrifices of our servicemen and women both past and present in protecting the common principles of liberty and democracy that we share as a nation.