Richard Holden MP planted a Remembrance Cross today in a tribute to all those brave men and women who fought and died in the service of our country during both world wars and subsequent conflicts.
Members of Parliament were all invited to place their tributes in the Constituency Garden of Remembrance in Parliament to mark Armistice Day on Thursday and Remembrance Sunday this weekend.
Richard Holden MP said:
"I was honoured to do this on behalf of everyone in North West Durham.
"So many from across our towns and villages gave their lives so that future generations could live in peace and enjoy the freedom we hold dear.
"This year is special because it is the centenary year of the founding of the Royal British Legion, who continue to do some invaluable work providing lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.
"If you haven’t got your poppy yet, please do show your support for our veterans and their families by donating anything you can to the poppy appeal.
"I’ll be laying a wreath at Consett on Sunday and look forward to seeing many of you there. Over the next few days I will be visiting some of the other war memorials across my constituency too.
"Many of our local councillors will be attending their local war memorials on Sunday too so that they can pay their respects. If you get a moment over the next few days, please pop by you local memorial for a moment of contemplation too."