Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has called on residents across Bristol South to join in commemoration events to mark this year’s Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday events.
This week, communities across the country will come together to pay tribute to those who fought and died in the First World War and all conflicts since.
Today, the UK’s servicemen and servicewomen continue to play a central role to protect British interests and values, from training Ukrainian troops to supporting NATO allies in Estonia.
Following the launch of its national poppy appeal, the Royal British Legion (RBL) are back in local communities across the country to raise vital funds to support our armed forces communities.
Karin Smyth MP is also taking this opportunity to highlight the support on offer from RBL for veterans struggling with the cost-of-living crisis. They are currently offering grants for energy bills for those that are in need of help. You can find out more information here.
Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, said:
“We will forever be indebted to those who served in our Armed Forces. From Flanders Fields to supporting our NATO allies in Estonia, their service and dedication to uphold our values and security cannot be matched.
“I will be joining the Remembrance Sunday service in the city centre and I encourage as many residents in Bristol South to join us. Marking remembrance is important and it’s vital we pass this onto future generations.
“Be it attending an Armistice Day commemoration, a Remembrance Sunday service or supporting the local poppy appeal, we can all do our bit to thank our Armed Forces.”