To: The UK government
National Day of Mourning and Remembrance
Announce a National Day of Mourning and Remembrance for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, and the Manchester and London terror attacks.
Why is this important?
A great number of people perished in the Grenfell Tower disaster. This has been a tragedy on a national scale, in particular as so many children are counted among the deceased. Equally, the recent Westminster attack, the Manchester bombings, the London Bridge attack and the Finsbury Park attacks have collectively resulted in extensive loss of life and serious injury.
To date, there has not been a coherent 'official' response which recognises, humanely, the enormity of these events and which fully acknowledges their collective impact. Is it not time for the UK to move beyond the '1 minute silence' gesture to a fuller recognition of the scale of the recent events, and provide a means whereby feelings of sympathy and solidarity with the survivors and their respective communities may be more fully expressed? A National day of Mourning and Remembrance would allow citizens to do this.
Please sign this petition if you would like the Government to announce a National Day of Mourning and Remembrance which will show your support for the best of Britain, an open, tolerant society which cares equally for all of its citizens.