Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

THE Armed Forces Day flag will be raised above council offices across the country, including Welwyn Hatfield and Hertsmere, this morning (Monday).

Welwyn Hatfield mayor Carl Storer will perform the honours at the Campus East offices in WGC at 11.30am.

This will be followed by a reception buffet in the Terrace Suite at Campus West, to which veterans and current serving members of the forces living in the borough are invited.

Cllr Storer said: “I look forward to meeting with current former military personnel, and hearing about their experiences, which I’m sure will demonstrate their courage and professionalism under sometimes very difficult circumstances.”

Hertsmere mayor Peter Knell will be flying the specially-commissioned flag at the Civic Offices in Borehamwood, at 10.30am.

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Flags will fly until Armed Forces Day, on Saturday.

The event, which replaced Veterans Day in 2009, is a chance for the nation to recognise the contribution made by members of the forces who have served, and continue to serve, across the world.

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