“Today the nation will take two minutes to remember those who have lost their lives in service of this country, and all those who have served Britain.
“Recent years have seen a commitment by the nation to remember at 11am on the 11th of November, as well as on the Sunday following. It is absolutely right that we do.
“We honour the sacrifice and service of our brave armed forces and think of them, their families and friends.
“We think of those who return from conflicts with life-changing injuries, both mental and physical. We owe them not only our thoughts but also our support in every way possible.
“It is a time to remember there are still many young British men and women risking their lives abroad for the safety of those of us at home.
“It is something I saw myself in Afghanistan: extraordinary courage and bravery and total commitment to the mission.
“In Prime Minister’s Question Time we read out the names of those who lose their lives serving our country.
“It is an appropriate and deeply sad moment of unity as MPs from all parties share respect for the fallen.
“When we take time and remember today, it is these heroic men and women who we honour.
“The whole country should take should take pride in the bravery and dedication of our forces.
“We have said before they will never be forgotten.
“We say it again today: we will remember them.”
Jim Murphy said:
“As we stand together in silence and solidarity with the fallen we have a chance to remember the sacrifices of our Forces as well as their contribution to our country. Their courage secured the liberty which we enjoy today, as well as the safety of many around the world.
“The values of Service are the values of Britain - patriotism, dignity and courage. It is these values which unite us all as we come together at the 11th hour.
“We will and must always remember the acts of the individuals who stood together at a time of crisis. Their actions teach us the value of unity and the bravery in belief.
“Today, around the world, many are serving in our name. Their dependents do so too here at home. We owe them each our gratitude and our admiration.”