I’ve just received the following email:
Number 10 Downing Street has approved a petition that was launched requesting a new public holiday falling on the Monday after Remembrance Sunday in November each year. To be known as the National Remembrance Holiday, its purpose is threefold:
1) To emphasise the remembrance of those servicemen and women who have given, and continue to give, their lives for Britain.
2) To remind people of the importance of protecting our Nation and what it stands for.
3) To break the 3 month period between the August Public Holiday and Christmas when there are currently no long weekends, especially as the UK has fewer public holidays than most European countries.
If you are in agreement, please sign up to the petition - it only takes a few moments - and it would be great if you were minded to forward the link to other people as well.
The petition is available on-line at: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/remembermonday/
Seems like a jolly good idea to me...