Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson pays his respects at Reme

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson joins Cllrs Diane Roberts and Paul Cummins as they pay their respects at the Remembrance Sunday Service at the War Memorial at the Five Lamps.

 

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 and Paul Cummins.
 
Bill said it is important that the sacrifice of servicemen and women is recognised.
 
He said: "It is important that we all take time out to remember those fallen heroes who have given their lives 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.
 
"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 including now.
 
"We have cenotaphs at the heart of each of our communities and 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."