Barnsley Central MP, Dan Jarvis, has today been presented with a veterans badge in the House of Commons.
Eight members of staff from across the Parliamentary Estate, were presented with badges by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP.
Speaker Bercow paid tribute to all those who have served saying, “It is a tribute to a life in the armed forces, that upon leaving, former soldiers are able to bring into civilian life, the very best characteristics of respect, dignity, time keeping and charisma. It doesn’t matter how long ago they have served, these are traits that are instilled for a lifetime.”
During the presentation, Mr Speaker also made reference to Dan as being the most recently serving soldier. After receiving his badge, Jarvis said, “I am proud to be awarded a veterans badge. It is right that we recognise service and Madeleine Moon has done everyone proud in organising this exhibition. What struck me was that the badges were awarded to doorkeepers, clerks of the house, police officer and to me as a Member of Parliament. It shows that in all walks of life, many men and women have served their country and are deserving of the highest recognition.”