Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street
Prime Minister Theresa May said:
The way of life we enjoy today depends upon the service offered by members of the Armed Forces and their families.
Across generations and in every corner of the UK, today we remember those who gave so much for our values, our democracy and our nation.
At this time of reflection, we must not forget those members of the Armed Forces who are currently away from loved ones, whether taking the fight to Daesh, assisting UN peacekeeping efforts in Africa or fighting piracy on the high seas.
As we are united in remembrance of those who have made sacrifices for our freedom, so we are united in our gratitude to those who continue to keep us safe.