MP Jonathan Reynolds laid wreaths at cenotaphs in Stalybridge and in Hyde alongside the towns’ civic and political leaders to mark Remembrance Sunday.
In Stalybridge he took part in a march – led by Stalybridge Old Band – from Armentieres Square to the war memorial, on Trinity Street.
This was followed by a Remembrance Service and wreath laying ceremony – including the two minutes silence at 11am.
Later Mr Reynolds attended the Remembrance Service at Hyde Central Methodist Church, which was followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Hyde Town Hall. Wreaths were also then laid at the Falklands Tree Memorial, on Stockport Road.
Stalybridge and Hyde MP Mr Reynolds – who is part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme and Secretary of the Armed Forces All Party Parliamentary Group – said: “Now, more than ever, it is important that we remember those who have lost their lives fighting for their country.
“The freedoms we have today are only possible because of the sacrifice made by those who fought in the two world wars – and we should never forget the cost paid by those who never came back and the families they left behind.
“Today thousands of our service men and women continue to serve in the armed forces, often risking their lives for the good of others.
“It’s important that we continue to commemorate and pay tribute to the contribution made by our armed forces, past and present. And I was delighted that there was such a significant turnout at events in Hyde and in Stalybridge.”