Ulster Unionist Party leader, Tom Elliott has urged members of the public to support the Poppy Appeal in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.
“Ninety years after it was first established the Royal British Legion still plays a vital role in the support aftercare of former and serving soldiers and their families. Wearing a poppy in the run up to Remembrance Sunday is the best way of supporting the Poppy Appeal and those it helps.’
“The current war in Afghanistan is a daily reminder of the sacrifice still being made by servicemen and women from across the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. Almost every week we hear of another soldier who has been injured or killed so it is extremely important that they and their families have access to all the help and support their need.’
"In these coming weeks, wear your poppy with pride and pay tribute to those who have so bravely served their country."