On Sunday 15th August, the Reverent Ken Wylie along with members of the Royal British Legion Hornchurch and local residents conducted a short service outside of St Andrew’s Church to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day. This was the day that Japan announced its surrender to the Allied Forces in the Far East bringing an end to the Second World War.
A two-minute silence was observed, and prayers were said for those who had died for their various countries in this terrible war.
A large number of people attended the service outside of the church and wreaths were laid by local Councillors, members of the Royal British Legion and residents.
Following the service, those in attendance were invited back to the British Legion for refreshment. Councillors expressed their sincere gratitude to the ladies of the British Legion for arranging the commemoration on behalf of the people of Hornchurch.