Mike writes a regular column for 'Speakers Corner' in the Hemel Hempstead Gazette: www.hemeltoday.co.uk
I am incredibly proud of the British Parliament. It is a fabulous institution that has been the forerunner of so many democracies around the world and it is housed in an iconic and beautiful building; one of the most instantly recognised buildings on the planet.
The contrast between the veterans and the young cadets at the Drumhead Service in Gadebridge Park this month was a poignant start to commemorations of the start of the First World War – an event that not only had a profound life-changing impact on our grandparents and great-grandparents, but has also shaped the world we live in today.
Jon Wedger is about to embark on a walk from London to Manchester to raise funds and awareness.