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Hertsmere marks Armed Forces Day

Last Modified June 20, 2022
 
The Mayor of Hertsmere has shown support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community, as part of a special event to commemorate Armed Forces Day.

Mayor Councillor John Graham led a small flag-raising event outside our Civic Offices today (Monday 20 June), ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 25 June. He was joined by Mayoress Barbara Graham, Reverend Oliver Blease, bugler, Adrian Temple, Royal British Legion Representative, Brian Dee and other Hertsmere Borough councillors and staff for the occasion.

Mayor Cllr Graham, said: “Armed Forces Day provides an opportunity to remember the sacrifices of British military personnel, whilst also coming together as a nation to recognise the outstanding dedication and commitment our armed forces make in the service of their country.

“Today we honour Britain’s serving communities past, present and future; serving troops, service families, veterans and cadets.

“To show our thanks and appreciation, we will be flying the Armed Forces flag outside our offices all week”.

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

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 covenant 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 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.

To find out more contact your local InspireAll leisure centre.

Posted on Monday 20th June 2022
 

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