Stephanie Peacock, Labour’s candidate for Barnsley East in the upcoming general election, attended events across the constituency in support of our armed services community.
The Festival of Remembrance was organised by the Royal British Legion and held at St Mary’s Church last Thursday. Performances by the Barnsley Metropolitan Band and North Gawber Male Choir were fitting tributes to those who lost their lives during war.
On Sunday Stephanie laid a wreath at the Remembrance Sunday service in Grimethorpe, where she joined veterans and representatives from serving organisations and emergency services at the ceremony. The Grimethorpe Colliery band led the march through the village and played a concert of remembrance to a packed room at the Bullet Social Club after the service at St Lukes.
On the eleventh of the eleventh Stephanie attended the Armistice Day remembrance outside the town hall along with hundreds of Barnsley schoolchildren.
Handmade wreaths were presented by local children and young people to be laid by Peacock and others at the event.
It honoured the service and sacrifices of veterans and current servicemen and women. Dan Jarvis, the Labour Candidate for Barnsley Central, and the Mayor of Barnsley were also in attendance with Stephanie.
Commenting, Stephanie said:
“I have been honoured to attend a number of Remembrance events across Barnsley East. I was a privledge to lay a wreath at the moving Remembrance Sunday Service in Grimethorpe, which was proudly supported by so many people from our local community.
“As the First World War has slipped from living memory, it is more important than ever that children from our community learn about the sacrifices of those who gave their lives fighting for our freedom.
“Barnsley is rightly proud of the contribution its servicemen and women have made to our county, and these events are important opportunities to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”