Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

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Wear your poppy with pride to remember the fallen

Well done to The FA - who have announced that the England players will be wearing black armbands bearing poppies in their upcoming fixture against Scotland on Armistice Day.

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Every year we come together to remember those who have given their lives for us; the servicemen and women whose lives have been affected by conflict and the relatives of those who never came home.

The poppy is not a political or religious symbol, but a mark of respect for those people.

I will be wearing my poppy with pride when I attend Sunderland's Remembrance Day Parade on 13 November.

  • In this month of remembrance, I'm also delighted to back Royal British Legion​'s 'Count Them In' campaign.

 At the moment, very little data is available on Regular and Reservist Serving personnel, veterans and their families, so I am backing the Royal British Legion's proposal for the ONS to include a new topic in the 2021 census to ensure data on the Armed Forces community is captured.

** Find out more here: bit.ly/24UsY4U

 

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