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Letter of the week: Shops should close to mark 100 years since the end of the Great War

Bowed heads at Hartlepool's Remembrance Day service in 2017.
Bowed heads at Hartlepool's Remembrance Day service in 2017.

This year Remembrance Sunday falls exactly on November 11 (Armistice day), exactly 100 years since the guns fell silent.

There is a prima facie case for Remembrance Sunday to be marked with retail closure to enhance the qualities of peace and decorum, and for more working people to be able to have the chance to partake in the Remembrance Sunday events within the communities in which they live.

Also read: Hartlepool honours war dead at Remembrance Sunday service

MPs and peers would gain many plaudits were they to rise above the party/Brexit divides and come together to legislate for retail closure for Remembrance Sunday 2018 to mark 100 years since the end of the Great War.

John Barstow,
Member,
Usdaw Executive Council,
Fittleworth,
Pulborough.

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