Jardine says thank you to WWI generation

Last week at Lib Dem party conference, Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine pledged her support to the Royal British Legion's 'Thank You' campaign.

This year is the centenary of the end of the First World War, and the charity is calling on the public to recognise the legacy left to us by the entire First World War generation.

The ‘Thank You’ campaign honours not only the 1.1 million British and Commonwealth Armed Forces who lost their lives in the First World War, but also those who played their part on the home front, and those who returned to build a better life for the benefit of generations to come.

Ms Jardine commented:

“I was delighted to attend the Royal British Legion’s 'Thank You' event at Lib Dem conference last week, where I pledged my support for the campaign and learnt about the great work they are doing in the lead up to the centenary of the end of the First World War.

“To the farmers who gave up their horses to the war effort; to the women who kept our home fires burning; to the Sassoons and the McCraes whose work has shaped our understanding of conflict; we should indeed say ‘Thank You’.

"Whether your personal ‘Thank You’ is an event dedicated to those who made a difference in your community, a visit to a place of significance, or a simple tweet, there’s no limit to the ways people can take part in this fantastic campaign which marks such a significant time in our history". 

Share this post on social media: