LETTER: War memorial was disappointing

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As a WW2 baby, I found it sad that the so-called silence at 3pm on VE Day was “more honoured in the breach than in the observance” (Shakespeare, a great Englishman, centuries before another one!)

However, its existence was much less well-publicised than it should have been. I conducted a personal, admittedly non-demographic brief poll on the afternoon, and NONE of the 20 people approached had even heard about it.

Indeed, one woman I asked was moved to say words to the effect of “got better things to do”. Great!


Burgess Hill, West Sussex