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Call to honour living War heroes

 
Created on 24/03/2018 @ 12:31
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A Welshpool man has launched a petition to pressure the Government to honour World War 2 veterans who are still alive in 2020, when Britain will celebrate 75 years since the end of the conflict.

Alan Crowe, who organises the town’s annual 1940s Weekend, said that some sort of medal or gift should be awarded, and he has created his online petition to garner support.

“Sadly, 2020 will probably be the last major anniversary that many of the veterans will see so it is only fitting that they are remembered nationally this way,” said Mr Crowe.

“I have enjoyed a varied life and it's only down to these servicemen and women. Who knows what our lives would be if we had lost the war. If as many people sign the petition I would be most grateful.”

The petition requires 10,000 signatures for the Government to respond and 100,000 to have it debated in the Houses of Parliament.

“It's an uphill task,” added Mr Crowe. “But I am sure we can do it, especially if people put it on their social media as well and help promote it further afield.”

The link can be found at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/209591

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