Mayor thanks town for support after Hailsham World War One commemoration

Picture by Peter Hibbs
Picture by Peter Hibbs

The Mayor of Hailsham has thanked the public for their support during the World War One commemoration service in the town centre last week.

A special remembrance event was held at Hailsham War Memorial on August 3 to commemorate the lives of those who lived, fought and died during the First World War.

The event saw representatives from the Royal British Legion, Royal Air Forces Association, local cadet groups and emergency service personnel join with Hailsham Town Council members, including the Town Mayor Councillor, Jo Bentley.

Cllr Bentley, who took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial, said: “I am proud to represent the people of Hailsham at this service of appreciation and would like to thank everyone for their support for the Royal British Legion’s Centenary event.

“The centenary of World War One marks the anniversary of the beginning of the conflict that shaped the world as we know it and is of huge local, national and international importance.

“We must all remember the efforts of service men and women who sacrificed their lives during the First World War, and in other conflicts.

“Most people will have some connection to the First World War in some way, in most cases through family history. This remembrance event is an extremely emotional and very fitting service to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. What they did and went through will never be forgotten.”