This morning, the Deputy Mayor joined me as I laid a wreath on behalf of the residents of Huntingdon in remembrance of VJ Day.
On their website, the Royal British Legion state that:
Whilst VE Day marked the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, many thousands of Armed Forces personnel were still involved in bitter fighting in the Far East.
Victory over Japan would come at a heavy price, and Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) marks the day Japan surrendered on the 15 August 1945, which in effect ended the Second World War.
It is important that we remember the sacrifices made to secure our future. Huntingdon will remember them.