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Burnham For Mayor

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

I will be hosting a Veterans Luncheon on Friday, 11th November 2011 at Leigh Miners’ Welfare Institute commencing at 1pm.

Now in its sixth year this annual event brings together veterans from across the Leigh Constituency as well as veteran organisations.

This year the event will take on special significance given that it will be held on the anniversary of the signing of the armistice. The armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France. This led to the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.

Following my campaign to raise awareness of the HM Armed Forces Lapel Badge all recipients of the badge will receive a personal invitation, but the event is open to all HM Armed Forces veterans in the Leigh Constituency and a nominated guest on a first come first serve basis.

To confirm your attendance please call my constituency office on 01942 682353.

I know that veterans across the community look forward to attending, catching up with comrades and to remember the contribution and sacrifice of all those who have served their country across the globe.

I hope that this small gesture will show Leigh’s appreciation for the valuable service our local veterans have given and continue to give to local life.