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Prime Minister's message for Remembrance Day

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

"We can never fully repay the debt we owe them but we can stop our busy lives, stand and remember."

The Prime Minister has recorded a Remembrance message.

The Prime Minister said:

We stand together to honour the incredible courage and sacrifice of generations of British service men and women who have given their lives to protect the freedoms that we enjoy today.

From the trenches of the First World War to the desert of Afghanistan our armed forces have proved time and again that they are the bravest of the brave and the very best of what it means to be British.

We can never fully repay the debt we owe them.

But we can stop our busy lives, stand and remember, honour what they have given for us and thank them for what they continue to do for us every day.

And I pay tribute the Royal British Legion for all the support they provide to our service men and women, our veterans and their families and for their tireless work for so many years to encourage the nation to remember.

While we’re in the park, at the cinema or watching the football; our service men and women are out there - day and night - fighting in the heat and dust.

Putting their lives on the line for us.

That’s the true character of the British armed forces - the Army, Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy of which we are so incredibly proud.

So today we stop to say thank you.

And to remember those who are no longer with us but whose sacrifice and valour will be honoured long after we are gone.