27 JUN 2009

Armed Forces Day in Deal

Today Armed Forces Day was celebrated in Deal.  Veterans Day has now become Armed Forces Day so that we can all show due respect for our troops currently on active service, as well as the veterans who gave so much.

I joined the line up for the parade salute (see picture) with Dover's current MP Gwyn Prosser, the Leader of the District Council and the mayors of Deal, Dover and Sandwich.  It's a time when all of us in all parties come together and mark what our armed forces do and have done for our country.

The parade was done really well, as was the service afterwards.  Congratulations to all who worked so hard in organising a great day which was a real success. I took some video of the veterans on parade and I've put in on the front page video.

 

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