They shall grow not old: Speaker of the House leads MPs in Remembrance

The Speaker of the House of Commons has led MPs in the planting of poppy tributes outside the Palace of Westminster ahead of Armistice Day.

It marks the start of a week of remembrance in Parliament.

Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle opened the Constituency Garden of Remembrance, which will, by 11 November, feature more than 700 tributes.

Among those present was UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and, representing the Commonwealth, the Canadian Speaker of the House of Commons Mr Anthony Rota who said it was "an honour to be in the UK".

"Over the years, Canada and UK have been great allies, and we fought together for the principles that we have and that we hold so dear to our hearts," Mr Rota said.

Mr Wallace read a passage from the war poem For the Fallen, by Laurence Binyon, opening with the words: "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old."

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