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Although apart, we will remember our fallen together this year

Although apart, we will remember our fallen together this year

This year our Armed Forces community have continued to inspire us all with incredible ingenuity. No less so than the fantastic Captain Sir Tom Moore, raising nearly £33million for NHS Charities Together in April by walking laps of his garden, finishing on his 100th birthday, says Stephen Morgan MP | Credit: PA Images

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On this year’s Remembrance Day, it is vital we continue to support all those who bravely serve our nation by keeping us safe and recognise the sacrifices they have made this year and throughout our country’s history, together.

This year has been an incredibly challenging year for us all. But thanks to the incredible work and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, we have continued to navigate our way through this crisis.

This year also marked the 75th anniversaries of the UN, VE Day, VJ Day.

Three quarters of a century on, our Armed Forces once again mobilised to support and protect us from a truly global threat in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic.

During this time of Remembrance, it is important we recognise and reflect on the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community and their families, both this year and the years before.

The events of this year are a stark reminder that our safety and security must never be taken for granted.

This year our Armed Forces community have continued to inspire us all with incredible ingenuity.

But whilst Remembrance ceremonies across the country will take place differently this year, we can all still join together in paying our respects to those who have made incredible sacrifices to support and protect us.

This year, members from across the House and both front benches have offered their support for the campaign supported by the Royal British Legion, inviting people from around the country to stand on their doorstep for a two-minute silence on Remembrance Sunday.

This initiative will allow people to honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, while ensuring that everybody stays safe.

This way, people can join neighbours, local communities and millions from across the United Kingdom, and from across the world, to recognise those who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe throughout our country’s history.

This year our Armed Forces community have continued to inspire us all with incredible ingenuity.

No less so than the fantastic Captain Sir Tom Moore, raising nearly £33million for NHS Charities Together in April by walking laps of his garden, finishing on his 100th birthday.

It is this incredible conviction from Armed Services personnel, supporting our country even beyond their service which is so deeply inspiring.

Just as members of our Armed Forces community this year showed such an unwavering determination to support our country, whether that be veterans raising money for our much cherished NHS, our military personnel of today constructing the Nightingale Hospitals, or support of mass testing, it is now our turn to make sure we, the British public, show our support and recognition of the Armed Forces community through their service and beyond.

This year, Remembrance Day and its respective ceremonies will be different, but this year has also underlined the British public’s ability to adapt.

On this year’s Remembrance Day, it is vital we continue to support all those who bravely serve our nation by keeping us safe and recognise the sacrifices they have made this year and throughout our country’s history, together.

Stephen Morgan MP is the Shadow Armed Forces Minister and Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South

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