Alongside her constituents across the region this week, Eastleigh’s local MP, Mims Davies, will be paying her respects to mark the 2018 Remembrance Day in honour of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to this country.
This year Mims will be attending the morning service in Botley and the afternoon service at the Royal Victoria Country Park on Remembrance Sunday.
Commenting, Eastleigh MP Mims Davies said:
“This year is particularly poignant as it marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, with several events in Parliament to commemorate the centenary.
“Meanwhile, locally I am very humbled to have been able to honour our heroes whether through the wonderful Remembrance Festival that I attended at the Point on Sunday 4th November, the beautiful poppy cascade that I will be visiting alongside Councillor Steve Broomfield in Fair Oak or the Remembrance Flower Festival in Hamble.”
“I have the ultimate privilege to be able to share this reflection time with other members of the community as we recognise those who have made the greatest sacrifice by giving their lives to keep us free and safe as well as those who have been injured in past conflicts.
“Once again, I’m very pleased to see the number of commemorations which are occurring across the constituency, and I always try to attend as many services as possible on behalf of my constituents.
“Since 2015 I have attended Eastleigh, Hedge End and Hamble, and I’m honoured to be in Botley this year for the unveiling of the village’s new Poppy Memorial.
“It is important to honour the commitment of all who have previously served and those who are currently serving in our armed forces which is why I support the Royal British Legion every year to make the House of Commons wreaths, this year at 9 different remembrance services.”
The Eastleigh MP will once again have House of Commons Portcullis wreaths laid across the constituency at multiple remembrance services. As a mark of respect across the constituency these wreaths are being placed by members of the community to thank, and commemorate, all those who have served and given so much.
Wreaths will be laid by Mims at the services in Botley and the Royal Victoria Country Park, in Eastleigh by retired Eastleigh Borough Councillor Mr Godfrey Olson, by Hound Parish Council Cllr Maureen Queen in Netley, by Mr Jim Motherwell in Hamble, by Hedge End Town Council Cllr Chris Yates in Hedge End, by local resident and retired serviceman Mr Steve Foster in Fair Oak, by Mr David Brice in Bursledon and by local resident Mr Mike McKay in West End.