Conor McGinn joined the Mayor of St Helens, councillors, veterans and residents to celebrate Armed Forces day. He took part in a ceremony at the cenotaph and other community events across the constituency.
On Friday 26th June in the evening, Conor joined local residents and councillors Jennie Bell, Dave and Jeannette Banks,хЪand Seve Gomez -Asperon at St Johns Church in Earlestown to watch a concert by Haydock Male Voice Choir, led by musical director Dan Craddock. The event, supported by theхЪNewton and Earlestown Community Group, was a great success and raised funds for Newton Sea Cadets.
On Saturday 27th June, Conor began the day at Mill Street barracks,хЪthe home of St Helens Sea Cadets, whereхЪhe met veterans and spokeхЪwith organisations such as Addaction,хЪSAFFA, Former Forces Support, and the British Legion. He then took part in the ceremony at the cenotaph in Victoria Square.
Newton and Earlestown also marked Armed Forces day with a picnic in Mesnes Park.хЪConor mixed with families andхЪveterans who were enjoyingхЪthe sunshine, listening to a brass band, and looking at theхЪstalls and displays from the local cadet units and community groups.
Commenting Conor said:
“Armed Forces day provides an excellent opportunity to pay tribute to, and show support for our entire armed forces community. The men and women who serve our country make an invaluable contribution both at home and overseas.
“It was an honour to take part in theхЪceremony at the cenotaph as we recognised and celebrated those who serve, and have served in our Armed Forces, and their families.
“It was good to see so much publicхЪsupport being shown for those who serve in the military and for organisations who help those whoхЪhave servedхЪour country and now need support and advice.”