Every year on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday it is important that we remember those who have Fallen in service to this nation in HM Armed Forces.
As ever, it is of the upmost importance that we keep in remembrance those who sacrificed their futures and paid the ultimate price in defence of our nation and our way of life.
As the years go by, it is more critical than ever that we remember the sacrifices of those brave men and women who fought for this country as well as celebrate the courage of those currently serving in the military.
On this Remembrance Sunday, 12th November, I again attended the annual civic service held at All Saints Church in Northampton town centre and laid a wreath at the War Memorial, as I have done every year without fail since I became the MP for Northampton North in 2010.
Afterwards, there was a short march past at the Guildhall by various branches of the military and police after which I went to the Reserve Army barracks in Clare Street to join military personnel and visitors for a curry lunch.
I consider the annual wreath laying ceremony to be the most important civic duty I perform as MP for Northampton North and it is always an honour every year.
(Photo: Sir Michael Ellis MP at the Northampton War Memorial at All Saints Church in Northampton on Remembrance Sunday)