November marks the month of Remembrance, a month where the country remembers those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the country in conflicts throughout history.
On Armistice Day, 11th November, Mary visited the War Memorial in Quarrington Hill, where she laid a wreath at the service of remembrance there.
Mary attended several services of remembrance over the course of the month and was honoured to be invited to lay a wreath at Durham Cathedral on Remembrance Sunday. Mary also visited Witton on Remembrance Sunday where another wreath was laid.
The message on Mary’s wreath read:
In memory of the fallen, in the hope that one day we have a world where there is peace. Lest we forget.
Mary also received a copy of a poem from a local pupil from Durham Trinity School, which she found to be very poignant and wanted to share with constituents.
Remember me, I died for you
Every 11th of November I come back
Me, to get honoured every day
Enjoy peace love and freedom
Me, who fought for that and you
British and all countries
Enjoy life in the future but
Remember me for what I did for you
Jay, Durham Trinity School
We will remember them.