For the first time to mark Remembrance Day, the Torfaen MP had the opportunity of placing a cross on behalf of the Torfaen constituency in the new Garden of Remembrance in memory of those who sacrificed so much for our freedom.
This is the inaugural year of Parliament’s Constituency Garden of Remembrance, with the Speaker of the House of Commons inviting all Members of Parliament to lay a cross in the Garden on behalf of their constituents.
When complete, the Garden will contain a Remembrance stake representing each of the 650 constituencies of the United Kingdom, the 54 member countries of the Commonwealth, and 14 British Overseas Territories.
On laying the cross, Nick Thomas-Symonds MP said: ‘It was a privilege and an honour to lay Torfaen’s cross in the Garden of Remembrance. It is a poignant year on the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, and a time to remember and honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms and thank those in our Armed Forces today for their outstanding dedication and service.’