Hailsham town councillors joined representatives from the Royal British Legion Hailsham & District Branch at a special service held over the weekend to support Armed Forces Day 2021.
The socially-distanced civic service was conducted at the Hailsham War Memorial, at which thanks were given for the contribution made by members of the Armed Forces, past and in the present, in serving the country.
Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook, who attended the service alongside fellow Council members said: “Armed Forces Day aims to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Furthermore, it gives us all an opportunity to show our respect, gratitude and support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.”
“Local councillors are always honoured to, alongside members of the public, commemorate the heroics of so many men and women who make up the Armed Forces community including veterans, serving troops and their families and new recruits. It’s wonderful that people turn out each year to celebrate Armed Forces Week and show their support.”
Cllr Holbrook added: “Since Armed Forces Day was launched in the UK twelve years ago, we in Hailsham have proudly flown the Armed Forces Day flag as a symbol of our appreciation for all that our Armed Forces do to keep us safe.”
“The past year especially has brought their contribution into much sharper focus and long with it, a deeper appreciation of all work undertaken by service men and women, playing a vital role in supporting the community in the fight against Covid-19.”
For more information on the Armed Forces Week visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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