In Senator Le Sueur’s first Liberation Day speech, he said that he had been too young to remember the end of the Occupation in 1945 but that it had left an indelible mark on the Island’s consciousness.
And he said that the sacrifice of servicemen, of deportees and of Islanders who risked their lives to shelter escaped slave workers should be celebrated and never taken for granted.
Senator Le Sueur said: ‘It is important that we never forget those five years of our Island’s history. It is even more important that we never forget the soldiers, sailors and airmen who were fighting for our freedom throughout the world while we were trapped here, without freedom of speech and action.’
Also attending the sitting in the galleries were the Jurats and their spouses, representatives of the honorary consuls, and the families and friends of States Members.
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