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Service pays tribute to Harlow’s armed forces

News / Tue 24th Jun 2014 at 12:38pm

HARLOW Council hosted a service outside the Civic Centre yesterday (Monday 23 June 2014) to commemorate Armed Forces Day, which is on Saturday 28 June 2014, and the contribution made by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces.

The service, which was held at 11am, was attended by the Chair of Harlow Council, Councillor Ian Beckett and Vice-Chair Councillor Tony Hall. Former serving members of the Armed Forces also participated in the event, which was observed by Councillors, Council Officers and members of the public. It included a flag-raising ceremony in which the Armed Forces flag was hoisted. This flag will now remain up for the rest of the week, in the run-up to Armed Forces Day, to show the Council’s support.

armyharlowChair of Harlow Council, Councillor Ian Beckett, said: “Harlow Council is proud to show its support for the men and women of the Armed Forces community, including those currently serving and veterans. By holding this service we hope to remind people and make them aware of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces.”

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