Yesterday I laid a cross in Westminster's Constituency Garden of Remembrance in memory of all those from Bolsover who laid down their lives for our country. Lest we Forget.
The Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, invited Members of Parliament to take part in the inaugural Constituency Garden of Remembrance, located in New Palace Yard on the Parliamentary Estate.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle said he hoped the temporary garden – devised to mark 100 years of Remembrance as we know it – ‘would be a fitting reminder of the sacrifices made by constituents up and down the country’.
Sir Lindsay said he hoped by Remembrance Day on 11 November, the garden would boast more than 700 tributes, each bearing a handwritten message of thanks.
“I am so proud that we have created a garden to mark 100 years of Remembrance as we know it together with the Royal British Legion – who do so much to provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families,” he said.
“I hope this event will show our admiration for the Armed Forces across the Commonwealth and overseas territories and form part of our annual Remembrance activities here in Parliament.”