Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon & East Thurrock, has planted a tribute in Parliament’s Constituency Garden of Remembrance on behalf of constituents and in support of the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.
The House of Commons Speaker has organised a Constituency Garden of Remembrance in Parliament’s New Palace Yard for the third year in a row. It is an opportunity for Members of Parliament to participate in an Act of Remembrance to show respect for constituents, past and present, who have defended Britain’s way of life.
On 8 November, Stephen added his tribute on behalf of South Basildon and East Thurrock to the growing field of poppy tributes. Thanks to the Poppy Appeal, the Royal British Legion has supported thousands of members of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependents.
On 11 November, Stephen will be attending the annual Veteran’s Breakfast in Basildon, as well as Chadwell St Mary’s Remembrance Service held in Orsett. On 12 November, Stephen will be attending Stanford-le-Hope’s Remembrance Service and, on 26 November, Stephen will be attending a Remembrance Service at Coalhouse Fort.
Stephen Metcalfe said: “I was very proud to plant a tribute in Parliament’s Garden of Remembrance today for our local heroes in South Basildon and East Thurrock. Can I also pay tribute to the Royal British Legion for the stellar work they do to keep the remembrance spirit alive, as well as support thousands of former service members. We mustn’t forget the contribution that so many have made to safeguard our freedoms. I am proud to be attending more events this week and later in the month.”