Cotswold District Council Honours Armed Forces

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Cotswold District Council Honours Armed Forces

Cotswold District Council commemorated Armed Forces Day on Monday 25th June at a special flag raising ceremony to mark the occasion at its Trinity Road headquarters in Cirencester.

At the ceremony - which was attended by local representatives of South Cerney-based 29 Regt Royal Logistic Corps, the British Legion, Mayor of Cirencester Cllr Andrew Lichnowski, members of CDC, and the general public– the Chairman of CDC, Cllr Sir Edward Horsfall, paid tribute to the work of the armed forces both at home and abroad, often in arduous and dangerous circumstances.

Cllr Horsfall commented: "Over the last few years, public awareness has increased about the important contribution made by the armed forces in helping to safeguard the wellbeing of our communities. It has been very pleasing to see the rise in prominence of Armed Forces Day as a national day of recognition and thanksgiving in Cirencester and across the country. It’s easy to forget the vital work that these men and women carry out, and the risks that they take, as we go about our normal everyday business, and this day of commemoration enables us to take a step back and express our gratitude.”

Armed Forces Day was first launched in June 2009 to show support for the work of serving troops and cadets, as well as service families and veterans.

This year, the national celebration will take place in Plymouth on Saturday 30th June and is preceded by a week of ceremonies, parties and marches across the UK.

For more information on Armed Forces Day, please visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk

Posted : 26/06/2012 17:41:15

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