Armed Forces honoured
26th June 2013
On Monday, District Council Chairman Les Mead raised the Armed Forces flag at Three Rivers House in honour of Armed Forces Day which will be held on 29 June.
Armed Forces Day is an annual event celebrated in late June to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces.
It aims to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. It gives people the opportunity to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.
Speaking ahead of the event Chairman of Three Rivers District Council Les Mead said:
"I would like to pay tribute to all the courageous men and women who currently serve in our armed forces - especially those who are still fighting in Afghanistan. As of December 2012, there were around 9,500 British troops in Afghanistan but that number is gradually lessening.
"They do a fantastic job working in extremely difficult conditions and it is right that we recognise their contribution. I would also like to give thanks to the tremendous social groups that veterans have formed and run in Three Rivers, such as the Royal British Legion which is very active in the district."
Les is pictured (right) with Three Rivers Chief Executive Steven Halls.