Sir Mike Penning MP is supporting Armed Forces Week which leads up to Armed Force Day on Saturday 27 June.
Sir Mike said:
“Last year we celebrated Armed Forces Day in Gadebridge Park with over 3,000 people attending the event. Sadly, we cannot do the same this year, however, we will still be celebrating Armed Forces Day in Dacorum.”
Earlier today, Sir Mike attended the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag at The Forum.
As people will not be able to attend large events this year, Armed Forces Day is calling on people across the country to #SaluteOurForces instead. To take part simply take a photo of yourself saluting and place the photo on social media with the hashtag #SaluteOurForces or email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can learn how to salute on the Armed Forces Day website at: https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/get-involved/saluteourforces/
Sir Mike added:
“It’s a difficult year this year, but any way we can show support for the armed forces is welcome. Th Armed Forces have been tremendous during this pandemic. They have stepped in to fill a logistics role to ensure our NHS has all the PPE and testing equipment they need. They have done it with utmost professionalism.
“We have some of the best armed forces in the world, so it is only right that one day a year we come together to celebrate the work they do and be proud of them and the whole military wider family.”