MP for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, will be paying her respects alongside many of her constituents across the region this weekend to mark the 2017 Remembrance Day in honour of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to this country.
Mims will be joining the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Thomas, for the 2 minute silence on Armistice Day, the 11th November, at the memorial in Leigh Road Recreation Grounds and this year will be attending the morning service in Hamble and the afternoon service at the Royal Victoria Country Park on Remembrance Sunday.
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to stand with other members of the community as we take the time to reflect on those who have made the greatest sacrifice by giving their lives to keep us free and safe. It is important to mark this solemn occasion in which we remember all those who have lost their lives or been injured in past conflicts but also to honour the commitment of all who have previously served and those who are currently serving in our armed forces.”
“Last year I attended the Hedge End commemoration and previously the Eastleigh Civic Service. As I cannot attend every service I like to move to different services each year to support them and make sure that the office of Member of Parliament for the constituency is represented as widely as possible in thanks to all our service personnel.”
Wreaths once again will be laid across the constituency, bearing the House of Commons portcullis symbol, 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 service in Hamble, in Eastleigh by retired Eastleigh Borough Councillor Mr Godfrey Olson OBE, by Vice Chairman of Hound Parish Council Cllr Maureen Queen in Netley, by Vice Chairman of Botley Parish Council Cllr Graham Hunter in Botley, by Hedge End Town Council Cllr Chris Yates in Hedge End, by local resident and retired serviceman Mr Steve Foster in Fair Oak and by local resident Mr Mike McKay in West End.