MP joins VE Day tributes in Bryn Gaer

RESIDENTS of Bryn Gaer, Llanelli were joined last Friday by Nia Griffith MP to remember those who had given so much during World War Two as part of VE Day 75th Anniversary commemorations in the street.

Whilst out for her daily walk, the Llanelli MP, observed the two minutes silence at 11am in Bryn Gaer as part of a strictly socially distanced event attended by residents who remained in their own front gardens. Organised by Dafen councillor, Rob Evans, the occasion included an exhibition of the wartime memorabilia of Dennis Allan Cleaver, including a map and handwritten record of all the bombing raids he went on whilst in Bomber Command which has been preserved by his son, who was one of those present at the event.

The items were displayed in the garden of Mr Dai Twist who had also found recordings of the Last Post and the two national anthems for his friends and neighbours to sing along to.

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Llanelli MP, NIA GRIFFITH, said: “Despite the COVID-19 restrictions in place, people in Bryn Gaer were still keen to show their respects as part of the 75th anniversary of VE Day and did so in a very touching and emotional way.” “People maintained a safe distance at all times for the duration of the 11 o’clock commemoration but it was an important way of gathering together to remind ourselves of the sacrifices that many people made to give us the freedoms that we enjoy today.” “It was a great example of the community spirit that still exists in Bryn Gaer and an honour for me to be able to take part.”

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