Hertsmere marks Armed Forces Day

A COMMEMORATIVE flag was raised this morning (Monday) outside a council’s offices to mark a remembrance day, taking place this weekend.

Hertsmere Borough Council mayor Linda Silver did the honours at 10.30am as a specially-commissioned Armed Forces Day flag was hoisted at the Civic Offices in Borehamwood.

The flying of the flag is in anticipation of Saturday’s Armed Forces Day, organised by the Royal British Legion in acknowledgement of the work being carried out by current personnel, as well as remembering those who have given their lives.

The Potters Bar ceremony, to be held in The Walk, will include an assembly, a performance by a bugler and an address by the Rev Peter Bevan, vicar of St Mary’s Church.

Branch chairman Maureen Dalton will also read The Exhortation.


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Speaking to the Welwyn Hatfield Times, Mrs Dalton said: “We feel the people of Potters Bar would like to be at the service with us.

“It’s the first time we have done this and we’re hoping for a good turnout.”

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The service begins at 10.45am on Saturday and, after its conclusion at 11am, complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served at the legion’s headquarters in Cotton Road.

There will also be an evening of music at the headquarters with a fish and chip supper from 8pm till late.

To attend call 01707 658750; tickets are priced at �5.

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