Memorial brings an inner peace

PUBLISHED: 11:41 02 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:25 10 June 2010

I HAVE just been reading about the people who want to move the cenotaph from the garden in the centre of Exmouth what would they put in its place? A piece of stone that means nothing, like some roundabouts have? Even the smallest village is proud to ha

I HAVE just been reading about the people who want to move the cenotaph from the garden in the centre of Exmouth - what would they put in its place? A piece of stone that means nothing, like some roundabouts have? Even the smallest village is proud to have a cenotaph in a central place. Those men and women were not trained for war. They were ordered to fight for our country and they gave their lives for our freedom, young men and women mostly in their 20s. Surely they deserve to be remembered? Exmouth is blessed with a lovely garden to rest in and remember. There was an old saying in Bridgwater: if the statue of Admiral Blake was to be moved, the town would die. The statue was moved across the road and Bridgwater has never been the same. Please add my name to the list of "leave the cenotaph where it is" and remember the words: "At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them".The cenotaph is hurting no one but, to a lot of people who lived through the last war, it brings to them an inner peace.P Napper,21 Brooks Road,Street, Somerset.

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