(Bath’s annual Cross of Remembrance outside Bath Abbey)
The Royal British Legion marks its centenary this year and the charity is working with Parliament to install a House of Commons Constituency Garden of Remembrance to commemorate or reward individuals, groups or regiments for their military service.
MPs from across the UK will be able to participate in an act of Remembrance collectively at the House of Commons, where tributes will be held and remembered in a single place.
MPs will plant a wooden Remembrance tribute and Bath MP Wera Hobhouse has asked for the help of Bath residents to help her select a worthy individual or group to dedicate the tribute to.
Ms. Hobhouse is inviting constituents to make nominations that meet the following criteria:
- A local story or individual who deserves recognition for service to the UK.
- An acknowledgement of innocent civilians who lost their lives in conflict and as a result of terrorism.
- An individual, regiment or group who lost their lives on active service in any conflict as well as those who have served and their families.
- As a tribute to the special contribution of families and of emergency services.
Nominations are open from 11th October to Monday 1st November, with Wera planting the tribute on Monday 8th November.
You can fill in the form on her website (http://www.werahobhouse.co.uk/remembrance) or send the submission in the post to 31 James Street West, Bath, BA1 2BT.
Bath MP Wera Hobhouse commented:
“Each year I’m proud to hear of stories and commemorations from our city and I’m delighted that this year I will be planting a Remembrance tribute and dedicating this to an individual, regiment or community in Bath.
“I’m appealing to you to get in touch with nominations of local people who deserve recognition for their sacrifice.”
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You can make nominations here: https://www.werahobhouse.co.uk/remembrance or by sending via post as listed above.