A special event honouring the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces is being held by the Mayor of Hailsham, Councillor Jo Bentley, ahead of British Armed Forces Day (29 June).
Taking place at the Hailsham War Memorial on Monday (June 23) at 11am, the event will mark the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag by the Town Mayor in the presence of Hailsham Town Council representatives.
The public is also invited to attend the flag raising ceremony and take the opportunity to show its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community including veterans, serving troops and their families and new recruits.
Mayor Collr Jo Councillor Bentley said: “The work carried out by members of the armed forces can be tough and very demanding, and it is often the case that the servicemen and women are far from home too.
“I am proud to be representing the people of Hailsham at this important service which, by raising the flag to declare the start of Armed Forces Week, will give us all a chance to pay tribute to members of the army, navy and air force and thank them for their continued dedication around the world.
“Please join me at the service if you would like to do so.”
A special service to mark Armed Forces Day itself will be held at the War Memorial on June 29 at 10.30am. Representatives from the Royal British Legion, Royal Air Forces Association and the ATC 249 Millennium Squadron will be present.
For more information on the Armed Forces Week celebrations taking place around the country, and how you can take part, visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk