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Hertsmere marks Armed Forces Day

Last Modified June 21, 2021
The Mayor of Hertsmere has remembered the sacrifices of British military personnel, as part of a special event to commemorate Armed Forces Day.

Mayor Cllr Anne Swerling led a small, covid-secure flag-raising event outside Hertsmere Borough Council's Civic Offices today (Monday 21 June), ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June.

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Pictured are civic and community leaders gathered with the Mayor of Hertsmere, second from left, to mark Armed Forces Day.

Mayor Cllr Swerling said: “Armed Forces Day is a way that we can come together as a nation to recognise the outstanding dedication and commitment our military officers make in the service of their country.

"I just cannot emphasise enough the importance of the role performed by the women and men who make up our armed forces. They work around the world to defend the UK and its interests and to promote peace.

"We will be flying the Armed Forces flag outside our offices all week as a small token of our thanks and appreciation.”

Armed Forces Day aims to raise public awareness of the contribution made by those who serve or have served in the armed forces.

If you would like to find out more about Armed Forces Day visit their website: www.armedforcesday.org.uk

The Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment from public and private organisations in the county to support the active and retired Armed Forces community living and working in Hertfordshire.

The convenant aims to support active personnel looking to leave service and settle in Hertfordshire, reservists living in the area or anyone with any other connection to the armed forces. Visit www.hertfordshireheroes.org to find out more.

Former service personnel living in Hertsmere can now also benefit from discounted leisure centre membership at the Furzefield leisure centre in Potters Bar, Bushey Grove leisure centre and The Venue leisure centre in Borehamwood.

The deal, proposed by leisure provider, InspireAll Leisure and Family Support Services and approved by Hertsmere Borough Councillors, means that former armed forces personnel can benefit from unlimited access to fitness, spa and swimming facilities, at reduced cost.

To find out more go to our website www.hertsmere.gov.uk or contact your local InspireAll leisure centre.

Posted on Monday 21st June 2021

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