One Vision commemorates VE Day and Stanborough Park Church
One Vision commemorated the 75th Anniversary of VE Day with a flag raising ceremony outside the church. One of the group's members, Liz Burns, runs a Veterans'' Group of 300 local ex-servicemen and women, some suffering from severe post traumatic stress trauma. She is in daily touch with all of them and provides therapy groups for them. So it wasn't surprising that the anniversary was marked in a special way.
Members of One Vision along with Watford's MP and Elected Mayor and Chair of the Rotary Club and BUC President attended a short ceremony which was accompanied by a bugler. Each spoke briefly as did Liz Burns of the sacrifices made for the freedom that we experience now albeit coping with a different type of war with COVID-19.
Pastor Sweeney finished with prayer and explained that the church was broadly pacifist but would express gratitude for those who gave up their lives for our freedom and drew attention to the adjacent Peace Garden that was created to coincide with the centenary of the First World War.
The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire was unable to attend the event but sent a video message which can be seen by clicking the following link: