Tonia Antoniazzi MP has called for residents in Gower and Swansea to honour and remember the sacrifice of our UK Armed Forces on Armistice Day [11 November] and Remembrance Sunday [12 November].
On 11 and 12 November, communities nationwide will mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday together, paying tribute to those who fought and died in the First World War and all conflicts since.
Today, our UK and Commonwealth servicemen and servicewomen continue to play a vital role in protecting British interests and values, training Ukrainian forces and upholding security and stability worldwide.
The Royal British Legion (RBL) is working with and in local communities to raise much-needed funds to support our Armed Forces communities.
Tonia fully backs the charity’s efforts to mark remembrance and its efforts to support the teaching of remembrance in schools across the country, ensuring its importance is passed on to the next generation.
The Member of Parliament for Gower, Tonia Antoniazzi MP, said:
“Servicemen and servicewomen, veterans and their families from Gower and across the country sacrifice so much for our security and safety.
“From the First World War to aiding Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s illegal invasion, UK and Commonwealth service personnel in our Armed Forces have always and will always protect us at home and abroad.
“We must recognise their ongoing efforts and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I encourage Swansea residents to support the local poppy appeal and pay tribute to those who serve.”
Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey MP, added:
“On Remembrance, we come together as a grateful nation to honour our Armed Forces personnel, who have served and continue to serve our country.
“This year, service personnel have continued to play a leading role in the UK’s united support for Ukraine, training troops, delivering vital supplies, and offering crucial reassurance to our NATO allies and their security.
“We pay tribute to those we have lost in conflict throughout the years. Now and always, we will remember them.”