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Raising the flag for Armed Forces Day

23rd June 2019

There are hundreds of events taking place to celebrate Armed Forces Day across the country. The Armed Forces Day celebrations begin on Monday 24th June, when the Armed Forces Day flay is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country.  Three Rivers District Council supported Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Saturday 29th June, by hoisting the flag at Three Rivers House.

Councillor Paula Hiscocks, Chairman of the Council, was joined by Chief Petty Officer Martin Cannon of HMS Wildfire (Northwood HQ), Councillor Phil Williams, Three Rivers appointee of the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant, Abbots Langley Parish Councillor Liz Burns, CEO of Veterans Support Group in Abbots Langley and Geof Muggeridge, Director of Community & Environmental Services at the ceremony.

Councillor Hiscocks said "It is an honour to fly the flag at Three Rivers for Armed Forces Day, especially this year, the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when so many brave men lost their lives to bring us peace.  I would like to say thank you to all our service personnel, veterans, reservists, cadets and all those families who support them on duty and at home."

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Although Armed Forces Day is not a charitable event, the Armed Forces have the support of several UK charities and many local events will offer opportunities to support them.  To find out more about Armed Forces charities, please see https://www.gov.uk/donations-to-support-members-of-the-armed-forces.

More information about Armed Forces Day can be seen at https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/