This Saturday, 15th August, our country will come together to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day.
At 11am, the country will fall silent as we remember and give thanks to all who served in Asia, whose actions ultimately brought a final end to the Second World War.
I am looking forward to joining with Crawley Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club and then a dedication service at the Ifield Memorial for an 11am remembrance.
The national focal point of the commemorations will be the two minutes’ silence and a national act of remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. This will be led by the Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister and attended by veterans of the conflict.
There will also be television broadcasts throughout the day not only showing these events, but telling some of the stories of those who served.
Further details on how the day will be marked, including the accounts of those who were there, information for children and young people, and a range of other resources, are available at: www.ve-vjday75.gov.uk.
The Forgotten Army must be remembered 75 years on.
Henry Smith MP