Filmed outside Luton Town Hall on Armistice Day 11.11.17 - No-one from the Council, church or official organisation was there even to let people know the start and end times of the 2 minutes silence.
In previous years Council and members of various religions addressed the residents from the steps of the Town Hal,l which is opposite the War Memorial, and a Salvation Army bugler played the last post from the balcony at the beginning and end of 2 minutes silence.
It was left to a wonderful veteran from the British Legion to recite "At the going down of the sun..." and to thank people for coming. He said that he was glad that a few remembered 11.11.
Is there another town or village in England which ignored this important event showing respect for those who gave their lives for our freedom?
Luton did have a wonderful parade on Remembrance Sunday but 11.11. is acknowledged everywhere throughout the world as a time to remember the sacrifices made and are still being made by those who died or are still suffering to keep us free.
Most stores in town, including Asda in Wigmore Luton, which supported our fight for the library by giving us their foyer for a week to get signatures held the 2 minutes silence. The 10,000 handwritten petn was described by Maggie Appleton, CEO of Luton Cultural Services Trust and now CEO of RAF Museum in Hendon, as just signatures. - That is democracy in Luton!
Respect for English people, customs and culture are denigrated by Luton Council who are always boasting of their multi-culturism and social cohesion. I have not met many who agree.
Everyone in the crowd on the 11th expressed their disgust at the lack of respect by Luton Council.
Please see Discrimination against library closures in Luton
Luton's Coronation meadow, Wigmore Valley Park - devastation of 70 acres of County wildlife park.
I have been trying for 4 years to get Luton Council to behave democratically - if you could help with social media please contact me on Facebook Luton Libraries Arise.
Thank you Doreen Steinberg Campaigner for democracy in Luton.