On Sunday 11th November 2018, marking the centenary of Armistice Day, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Dr Dan was humbled to join with residents and dignitaries as they came together in commemorating the loss of so many lives during the Great War – those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to secure our freedom today. Dr Dan was honoured to lay his wreath as part of the Civic Remembrance Service in Christchurch Park in Ipswich, alongside the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, fellow Suffolk MP, the Mayor of Ipswich and many others.
Afterwards, Dr Dan went on to meet residents for a smaller Service of Remembrance at The Depperhaugh Nursing Home in Hoxne, near Eye. It's so important that our older residents know that the tradition of remembrance lives on and Dr Dan was pleased to have met so many residents yesterday, who were keen to share their stories and memories.
Finally, Dr Dan attended the Service of Remembrance at Denham Church, part of the Hoxne Benefice. Denham Church has a traditional War Memorial inside the church building, but it is also home to the war grave of a WW1 Naval Stoker in the church yard – most unusual as most naval casualties are buried at sea. It seemed particularly poignant then to round off the day's commemoration in this small, Suffolk Church with a very personal connection to WW1.
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