- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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Mike Hedges AM and Julie James AM are urging people in Swansea to join millions across the country in marking armed forces day by attending the local event on Saturday 27th June at 11AM in Castle Square.
Armed Forces Day has been hugely successful since its launch in 2006 and it is an opportunity to raise public awareness of the contribution made by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces – from currently serving personnel to Service families and from veterans to cadets. As well as to say a huge thank you for all they do.
Julie James AM said: “Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for us all to recognise the huge contribution our women and men of the forces make and have made to protect the freedoms we all enjoy”
Mike Hedges AM said this year is a special year. It marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipolli campaign as well as other battles in World War One, the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo and the 60th Anniversary of the end of the second world war. It is an opportunity to reflect on conflicts past and the lessons for today.”