The service and sacrifices of Copeland residents will be commemorated in a special Garden of Remembrance in Westminster.
Trudy has been invited to plant a commemorative stake in the House of Commons Constituency Garden of Remembrance, created by the Speaker’s Office and the Royal British Legion. The Copeland tribute will be planted alongside those from all 650 constituencies across the UK in New Palace Yard, ahead of Remembrance Sunday on November 14.
Trudy is now asking constituents to nominate an individual, regiment or community with a connection to Copeland to whom the commemoration will be made. She will share their stories and photographs on her website and social media throughout the Remembrance period.
Trudy said: “It is a privilege to be invited to take part in this collective act of Remembrance on behalf of Copeland.
“In the year that the Royal British Legion celebrates its centenary, it is never more important that we unite to honour those who served – and continue to serve – to protect our freedoms and way of life.
“I look forward to hearing more about men and woman from Copeland – whether they served 100 years ago or today – on whose behalf our tribute in the Garden of Remembrance will be planted.”
Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, said: “I look forward to seeing the Constituency Garden of Remembrance as Members plant their Remembrance tributes and hearing more about each constituency’s service and sacrifice in this momentous year.”
To nominate an individual, regiment or community, please send a summary of their service (maximum 250 words, with a photo if possible) to Trudy.email@example.com before Monday, November 8.