Honour war anniversary
3:15pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in Letters
CONTRARY to V Jones opinion in his letter of October 17, I believe that the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War should be honoured with as much pomp and ceremony as there can be. This celebration is not in honour of the politics which started the war and which he chooses to draw attention to in his letter, but in honour of the millions of brave men, women and children who died defending their countries and not just from the UK. It is to honour our heroes, many from Newport, including your two uncles who made the ultimate sacrifice and who unflinchingly went to war for king and country. Politics should be kept completely out of this celebration in every form and the First World War dead be remembered for what they did.
Shaun McGuire, Mole Close, Bettws, Newport