Today, I joined the local community in Walton-on-Thames for Remembrance Sunday. We started off at the War Memorial, just off the high street, and Rev Jonny Blair led the service and tribute. All the armed forces were represented, along with younger cadets, brownies and a throng of residents. I laid a wreath along with Embridge Mayor, Rachael Lake and our local Walton councillors Malcolm Howard and Andy Kelly (as pictured, immediately below).
After a poignant service in brilliant sunshine, we decamped to Bridge Road, where Joanna Gordon and her dynamic team at Walton-on-Thames-Trading-Alliance had put on music, teas and nibbles (as pictured below).
All in all, Walton put on a worthy tribute to the local residents who have fallen in the service of their country, and the sacrifices made by people right across the country over so many years. As ever, I felt honoured to be part of the commemoration, and I am humbled whenever I think of the self-sacrifice of so many of our fellow country men and women over the last 100 years and beyond.