Celebration of British Armed forces present, past and future
Honour Britain’s Armed forces
Epping Forest along with more than 450 other local councils and famous landmarks around the country, will today be raising the Armed Forces flag as part of the countrywide celebrations to honour Britain’s Armed forces present, past and future.
Cllr Mary Sartin, Chairman of Epping Forest District Council said
Today, provides us with the opportunity to show our support for the men and women who make up our Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to serving families, veterans and cadets.
As a nation we have traditionally been very good at paying tribute to past heroes, past sacrifices and past historic events. However, until recently we have not been so good at acknowledging publicly our gratitude and appreciation of the sacrifices of our present-day heroes.
That is the purpose of Armed Forces Day.
This opportunity is even more relevant today, as last week on 14 June we commemorated the 40-year anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands.
We owe an incredible debt of gratitude to the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. They are the ultimate protectors of our peace and security and indeed, of our whole way of life.
As a nation, we continue to be indebted to those who today risk their lives in many places around the world and to the veterans whose service we will never forget and always honour.
Keep up to date
Keep in touch with our latest news, service updates and reports.