Armed Forces Week: Welwyn Hatfield Council holds flag-raising event

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 June 2018

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised outside of the council offices. Picture: WHC

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised outside of the council offices. Picture: WHC

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An Armed Forces flag-raising ceremony was held outside the Welwyn Hatfield Council offices as a show of gratitude and support.

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised outside of the council offices. Picture: WHCThe Armed Forces Day flag was raised outside of the council offices. Picture: WHC

The borough’s mayor Barbara Fitzsimon did the honours for Armed Forces Week at the gathering on Wednesday, June 27.

It was also attended by representatives of the Royal British Legion, Royal Navy Association, cadets, students, councillors and residents.

A week of national events are taking place across the country to celebrate the role played by serving armed forces, veterans, reservists and cadets, culminating in Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 30.

Mayor Barbara Fitzsimon said: “We support the Hertfordshire Community Covenant, which aims to promote understanding and awareness amongst the public of issues affecting the armed forces community, and encourage recognition of the sacrifices made by them.

Cadets with Welwyn Hatfield mayor Barbara Fitzsimon. Picture: WHCCadets with Welwyn Hatfield mayor Barbara Fitzsimon. Picture: WHC

“It can be difficult for those returning from service, and the Hertfordshire Community Covenant helps to ensure veterans and serving armed forces personnel receive the right support and gratitude for the dangerous work that they do.”

For more information visit http://www.welhat.gov.uk/armedforces

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