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Nick Clegg's Remembrance Sunday message

November 10, 2014 12:05 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

"As part of this year's centenary to mark the outbreak of World War One, hundreds of thousands of ceramic poppies now surround the Tower of London.

"It is an incredible sight, with each poppy planted to represent a British soldier who lost their life during this conflict.

"These poppies, alongside those we wear every November, are there to remind us of the sacrifices our Armed Forces - both past and present - make to serve their country.

"The job they do is dangerous and demanding, with months spent away from their family and friends.

"But the courage, loyalty and enduring sense of duty they show are always inspiring.

"Today we thank the generations of British service men and women, regulars and reservists, who have put themselves in harms way to keep us and others around the world safe.

"My thoughts also go out to their loved ones who work so hard to keep things going at home while they are away. You have our eternal gratitude and respect."