After what was a very different commemoration in 2020, it was lovely to be able to attend local remembrance services this year and to see the community come together to remember the fallen once again.
Prior to Armistice Day, I was honoured to place a tribute in Parliament's Constituency Garden of Remembrance for the men and women of Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend their country and protect our freedoms.
It was also a pleasure to join local councillors and the children of Cannon Lane Primary School at the Eastcote War Memorial for an Armistice Day service. I would like to thank the Eastcote Branch of the Royal British Legion for both organising and attending such a wonderful service.
On Remembrance Sunday, I was delighted to visit Harefield Village Green for the Remembrance Day service, alongside Councillor Jane Palmer and the Mayor of Hillingdon.
Though I was not able to attend all events held around the constituency, I did also visit the Pinner War Memorial with local councillors Hitesh Karia and Norman Stevenson to lay a wreath and pay my respect. A wreath was also laid on my behalf at the Northwood War Memorial.
It has been wonderful to both honour and remember those who fought for our freedom. We must never forget.