Not appropriate

EVERY year since 1921 the people of this country have united on Remembrance Sunday to remember and honour not only the dead of two World Wars but also those killed or injured in conflicts since. Sadly, events in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown us that,

EVERY year since 1921 the people of this country have united on Remembrance Sunday to remember and honour not only the dead of two World Wars but also those killed or injured in conflicts since.

Sadly, events in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown us that, 85 years after the first Poppy Day was held to help soldiers returning from WW1, the cost of war remains the same.

It is with great dismay, therefore, that I have been informed that a former resident of Fenstanton has booked a sleigh pulled by a team of reindeer, with Father Christmas, to parade through Fenstanton on Remembrance Sunday.

He has apparently booked this in memory of his wife who died last year.

While I think it is a nice thought that he wishes to remember her in this way, I feel that, as this is the one day of the year when we are asked to show our respects to our war dead, surely this event could have taken place on a more appropriate day.

GILL DARTFORD

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