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Saturday, 28 January 2012

"Shouldn't That Be DEMONocracy?"

Never let democracy be taken for granted

A wreath is laid by the Lieutenant-Governor, General Sir John McColl
A wreath is laid by the Lieutenant-Governor, General Sir John McColl

ISLANDERS were reminded at yesterday’s Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony that democracy should not be taken for granted.

Around 150 Islanders packed the Occupation Tapestry Gallery to mark the occasion and remember the 22 Jersey victims of the holocaust as well as the millions who lost their lives as a result of the Nazi regime.
This year’s service also paid special homage to the forced workers who died in Jersey after being brought to the Island as Germany’s prisoners.

The guest speaker, former Cabinet Minister Michael Portillo, delivered the main address before an audience which included the Lieutenant-Governor, General Sir John McColl, and his wife Lady McColl, the Bailiff, Michael Birt, the Bailiff of Guernsey, Geoffrey Rowland, Chief Minister Ian Gorst, the Dean of Jersey, the Very Rev Bob Key, States Members and members of the public.

1 comment:

  1. Just watched "Saving Private Ryan," and was reminded of how the beaches ran red with the blood of young boys fighting for democracy. What if they had known what Jersey, just a few miles away, would do to its children after liberation from the Nazi occupation? There is still no democracy and no true rule of law in the midst of such corruption. Shame.