Keith Vaz Calls for a Monument to the Contribution of Commonwealth Countries in the World Wars….reports Asian Lite News
Keith Vaz, the longest serving Member of Parliament of Asian-origin, has called for a monument to be erected in Leicester to highlight the crucial contribution of African, Caribbean and Asian soldiers in the First and Second World Wars.
Mr Vaz’s call comes after the ‘Together We Won the War’ exhibition staged by Leicester’s Race Equality Centre.
Keith Vaz said: “Not enough people know how significant a contribution Asian, African and Caribbean Commonwealth soldiers made in the First and Second World Wars.
“This exhibition at Leicester’s Race Equality Centre has rightly been shortlisted for the Heritage category of the National Lottery Awards. Quite simply, it tells a story deeply important to the history of the UK and many other countries which has not be told before.
“In honour of those brave men and women, I feel it is only right for a monument to be erected immortalising their sacrifices and contribution,” Mr Vaz said. “I would be delighted for this monument to be based in Leicester, and I know our local community would welcome with open arms this testimony to our forebears, who gave so much for us.”