On Sunday, I joined the veterans, cadets, clergy and residents in Esher for Remembrance Sunday. The Esher branch of the Royal British Legion led a moving service, following by a 2-minute silence, and then I joined Cllr David Archer and Tim Oliver in laying a wreath at the War Memorial, pictured with me below (photo credit to Charlotte Neal at Get Surrey). After the wreath-laying service, Revd Dr Stefan Collier delivered a moving and uplifting service at Christ Church in Esher.
This year marks 99 years since the end of World War I, and scores of people, young and old, turned up in Esher to remember the country’s war dead. There was a strong sense of civic pride in our local community, and I was honoured to be a part of the commemorations.
You can see more photographs of the event on the Get Surrey website here.