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    • margf
    • By margf 12th Jun 19, 10:38 PM
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    Petition establish a national day commemorating the significance of 15th August 1945.
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    • 12th Jun 19, 10:38 PM
    Petition establish a national day commemorating the significance of 15th August 1945. 12th Jun 19 at 10:38 PM
    Commemoration of VJ Day

    A petition has been started to establish a national day commemorating the significance of 15th August 1945.

    Thousands of servicemen were held as Far East prisoners of war from 1941-1945, caught up in a conflict that endured long after the celebrations for VE Day. The contribution of those who had the misfortune to be held as pows, many of whom did not survive, deserves to be remembered nationally.

    We really need more signatures (10,000 by 17th July) to ensure a response from the Government. We have about 6,900 so far so it could be do-able with your help.

    The petition can be found on the link below
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/236760

    Thank you
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    • bertha
    • By bertha 13th Jun 19, 4:50 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 4:50 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 4:50 PM
    Signed! These men deserve recognition x
    • margf
    • By margf 15th Jun 19, 5:53 PM
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    • 15th Jun 19, 5:53 PM
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    • 15th Jun 19, 5:53 PM
    A huge thanks to everyone that has signed the petition. This means so much to me as my father was one of nearly 1 million men from Britain and Commonwealth countries whose war did not end until the 15th August 1945, and for many, the physical and mental scars of this most horrendous war, lived with them and affected them for the remainder of their lives. In effect, their war was never over.
    The petition now has over 7500 signatures so around 2500 still required
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 15th Jun 19, 9:11 PM
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    • 15th Jun 19, 9:11 PM
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    • 15th Jun 19, 9:11 PM
    Signed. My uncle who was a survivor deserves this respect, along with many who never even made it home.

    Why is this petition not attracting the attention it deserves? Perhaps if somebody put it on FB - not a user myself - it would generate those extra signatures.
    • margf
    • By margf 16th Jun 19, 12:32 AM
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    • #5
    • 16th Jun 19, 12:32 AM
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    • 16th Jun 19, 12:32 AM
    Thank you, I also cannot understand why it has not reach 10000 signatures yet, I have exhausted my friends and family list on Facebook.

    Can anyone on MSE give me any advise on how to raise awareness of this petition please?

    I stumbled upon it when I decided to research my father's time as a FEPOW only this week.
    • singhini
    • By singhini 11th Aug 19, 2:12 PM
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    • 11th Aug 19, 2:12 PM
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    • 11th Aug 19, 2:12 PM
    I too just stumbled upon this thread and it was nice to see that the number of signatures at the time of the petition closing reached over 17,000

    Shame about the government response.
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