The Mayor of Hertsmere has remembered the sacrifices of British military personnel, as part of special events to commemorate Armed Forces Day.
Mayor, councillor Alan Plancey, filmed an online message to mark the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag, ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 27.
Cllr Plancey said: “I am sad that we are not able to hold our traditional ceremony at the Civic Offices to mark such an important event but I am delighted to have been able to share our thoughts virtually with our residents.
“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 emphasis enough the importance of the role performed by the men and women who make up our armed forces. They work around the world to defend the UK and its interests, promote peace, deliver aid, tackle drug smuggling and fight terrorism.
“Personally, I found being able to speak through social media a great honour. We will be flying the Armed Forces flag outside our offices all week as a small token of our thanks and appreciation.”
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. Whether you are leaving service and looking to settle in Hertfordshire, are a reservist living in the area or have any other connection with the Armed Forces, they aim to give support when needed. Visit www.hertfordshireheroes.org to find out more.
If you would like to find out more about Armed Forces Day visit armedforcesday.org.uk.