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Stephen Morgan, MP for Portsmouth South, has offered his thanks to those who served, sacrificed, and changed our world during the First World War through the Royal British Legions ‘Thank you’ movement.

The Royal British Legion launched the campaign this year, which is the centenary of the end of the First World War by calling on mass involvement from the public to recognise the legacy left to us by the entire First World War generation.  

‘Thank You’ 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.

Stephen Morgan MP said:

“I was pleased to meet the Royal British Legion recently and to hear about their work leading up to the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Portsmouth has a proud place in our nation’s history, and played a big part in shaping what our country and lives look like today.

100 years later it is more important than ever that we don’t forget the sacrifices made during and after the first world war and that’s why I am joining the British Legion in saying ‘Thank you.”

Charles Byrne, Director General of The Royal British Legion, said:

“We all have a connection to the First World War, for me it is Private Ross Ryan, my grandfather, and we all have a reason to say ‘Thank You’ to this special generation.

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.

We are making a plea to every single person across the UK to get involved and take a moment in this very significant year to say ‘Thank You’.”

For further information and to find out how you can get involved in the ‘Thank You’ movement, please visit rbl.org.uk/thankyou  and share your story on social media with #ThankYou100