Today, on Armistice Day, we honour the brave soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and veterans who have played a vital role in the defence of the United Kingdom.
We should recognise how fortunate we are, as a country, to have such wonderful men and women in uniform, from all walks of life, and with families that give such unconditional support for what they do from day to day.
We owe it to our Armed Forces and our veterans to show how much we appreciate the sacrifices they make to ensure our security and freedom at home. While we mark the contribution of our Armed Forces and our veterans for this one day, let us not forget that the brave men and women in uniform who serve in the military are there for us every single day of the year.
I challenge every reader to do something, in any way you feel appropriate, to show your appreciation for our Armed Forces and veterans. Attend a welcome home parade, a memorial ceremony, or simply say “thank you” to a service member or their family. Something so little will go such a long way to show how much we appreciate our debt.