STALYBRIDGE and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds honoured those service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice today (Fri) at the war memorial in Godley.
As the clock struck 11am today, November 11, the country paused in silence to show their respect for those who had lost their lives in conflicts around the world. This will be followed on Sunday by Acts of Remembrance across the UK.
Mr Reynolds - who is part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme and Secretary of the Armed Forces All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) – says it’s important that the role played by our armed forces is never forgotten.
On Sunday he will take part in Acts of Remembrance in Hyde and in Stalybridge. And he hopes that as many people as possible will attend the services and events.
“We should never forget the ultimate sacrifice made by those who have died in the service of their country,” said Mr Reynolds.
“Without the courage and bravery of the armed forces in the first and second world wars, our lives would be very different. And even today there are many of our service men and women risking their lives for the good of others.
“This collective act of remembrance is a strong reminder of the contribution made by our armed forces and it's important that we continue to pay tribute to their commitment and courage.”