Armed Forces Day on the 30th June is the chance for the country to celebrate the bravery and professionalism of our Armed Forces.
This important event gives us a chance to thank those who serve. Indeed, in my own constituency in East Renfrewshire I’ve been honoured to be involved in an on-going campaign for a War Memorial in the village of Neilston.
Nowadays, whether it is over the phone, online or on the high street, we are often asked to get involved in campaigns and give our time and money to support causes.
For Armed Forces Day I only want to ask for three seconds of your time - that's all it would take to say 'thank you' to a member of our Armed Forces.
That must be the easiest thing we have ever asked you to do.
You may have read about soldiers who had been pallbearers at a corporal's funeral being turned away from a pub on Monday because they were in uniform (here
is the BBC story for your information).
Over the past few months I have been calling for cross Party talks to end such disgraceful discrimination against our Forces. Please support the campaign here
So while Armed Forces day is a day to say thank you – it is also a day to ensure that discrimination against the Armed Forces becomes a thing of the past.