Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson joins hundreds at Crosby Remembrance Sunday service

Bill Esterson laid a wreath at the cenotaph during the Five Lamps Remembrance Sunday Service.


Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson joined hundreds of people from throughout the borough as he showed his respect for the country's fallen heroes on Remembrance Sunday.
Bill attended the service at the war memorial at Five Lamps in Crosby, alongside Cllrs Diane Roberts, Daren Veidman, Veronica Webster and Paul Cummins.

Members of the Labour Action Teams attended services in communities throughout the borough on Sunday.
Bill said it is important that we take time to remember the sacrifice that servicemen and women have made on our behalf.
He said: "It is important that we all take time out to remember those fallen heroes who have given their lives for us, been injured in the line of duty or served for us.
"There are people from all of our communities in Sefton Central who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country, and there are many more who have served and who are serving who deserve our gratitude.
"The service at Five Lamps is always a particularly poignant event which is always very well attended, which is good to see.
"Young and old gather together to pay their respects. It is all communities coming together to respectfully mark the occasion."
Bill thanked everyone who took part in the Five Lamps service and in services throughout the constituency.
Bill said: "People in Sefton will never forget the sacrifice serving men and women have made on our behalf. This includes the two world wars as well as conflicts since then and now. 

"And of course there are men and women serving right now in Afghanistan in a very dangerous situation, something we are sadly reminded of each time someone dies and their name is read out in parliament by the Prime Minister.
"We have war memorials at the heart of each of our communities which are the focus of our attention at this time, as well as throughout the year.

"I would like to thank the organisers of the services and everyone who went along.
"It is important that we don't forget the sacrifice which so many have made for us. That's why it is particularly heart-warming that young cadets join veterans and current serving personnel, and people bring their young children along each and every year. 

"It is also vitally important that people continue to support the Royal British Legion and the other charities which support former service personnel and their families, many of whom face difficult times. The Legion alone spends £1.7 million per week supporting former service men and women who may be disabled or struggle to find work. They also support the families who have lost loved ones and it is extremely important that the increase in support from a generous public is maintained, something which will be increasingly difficult in these tough times.
"Remembrance Sunday is more than a tradition, it is a mark of respect."



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