Raising the flag for Armed Forces Day 2012...
(22nd June 2012)
Watford Borough Council, together with other organisations across the country, will be raising a special flag on Monday 25 June to help promote and commemorate Armed Forces Day.
Armed Forces Day is an annual opportunity for the nation to show support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community; from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.
Saturday 30 June 2012 marks the fourth Armed Forces Day.
Elected Mayor of Watford, Dorothy Thornhill said: “Armed Forces Day is a day when the whole nation can show support for our military community both serving and retired, at home and abroad. I’m delighted that the flag will be flown at the Town Hall for the duration of the week before Armed Forces Day.”
General Sir David Richards, Chief of the Defence Staff wrote to Watford Borough Council: “I continue to be delighted and amazed by the support that the people of the United Kingdom give to the Armed Forces. As the Chief of the Defence Staff I see at first hand the jobs that the men and women of the Armed Forces do and I can assure you that the recognition and thanks given by the people in communities such as yours on Armed Forces Day goes a long way to keeping morale at a high level.”
To find out more about Armed Forces Day visit: www.armedforcesday.org.uk