Denbighshire to mark Armed Forces Day

THE contribution of the armed forces will be honoured in Denbighshire this week.

Welsh and English Armed Forces Day flags will be flown at Denbighshire County Council's county hall in Ruthin from Wednesday, June 24 until Monday 29 .

Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Saturday 27, is a chance to support the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.

Reserves Day celebrates their contribution to the Armed Forces and takes place on Wednesday 24.

Cllr Richard Mainon, the council’s Armed Forces champion, said: “Armed Forces Day is national celebration for the country to show its appreciation for the contribution made by all those who serve in Her Majesty's Armed Forces.

“By flying these flags at County Hall we are showing Denbighshire’s support for all those people, both past and present, who risk their lives to protect us.

“I am pleased we are also marking the vital contribution reservists make to our Armed Forces as well.”

Cllr Meirick Lloyd Davies, Chair of Denbighshire County Council, said: “On behalf of Denbighshire we will be marking Armed Forces Day and Reserves Day at County Hall by flying these special flags.

“We want to show our respect and thank all those who serve in the Armed Forces for their vital contribution to communities across Wales and the UK.”