Veterans mark 75th anniversary of VJ Day in Islington with service
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Veterans marked Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) with a “modest and respectful” service in Islington amid the pandemic.
On August 15, 30 members of the Islington Veterans’ Association gathered at 10.30am on Islington Green to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the day Japan surrendered in World War Two.
There was a two-minute silence, readings and a rendition of the national anthem.
It was led by Rev Nigel Williams and organised by Islington’s pageantmaster Peter McCafferty, along with David Dade and Norman Willson.
READ MORE: Flag raised in Islington tribute to service people during Armed Forces Week 2020Peter said: “We are full of gratitude and admiration for the ultimate sacrifice shown by so many in such awful conditions to secure the 75 years of tomorrows we have known of freedom and peace.”
Islington Mayor Rakhia Ismaill, the Deputy Lieutenant of Islington Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes and Cllr Gary Poole attended alongside the representatives from Met Police, navy, army and air force.