Cel­e­bra­tion to mark courage of vet­er­ans

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

FOR the sec­ond year run­ning, Fen­land District Coun­cil is host­ing a spe­cial cer­e­mony to pay trib­ute to the courage and sac­ri­fice of our ser­vice­men and women.

All for­mer mem­bers of the armed ser­vices who wish to ap­ply for a Vet­eran’s Badge, or those who have a badge and have not pre­vi­ously had it for­mally pre­sented, are be­ing in­vited to a Vet­er­ans’ Day cel­e­bra­tion on July 2.

A thanks­giv­ing ser­vice will be held at St Peter’s church in March, fol­lowed by lunch in the church hall.

The fo­cal point of the ser­vice will be the pre­sen­ta­tion of the HM Armed Forces Vet­er­ans’ Badge to peo­ple of all gen­er­a­tions who have served in the Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force.

Wally New­man, sec­re­tary of the Whit­tle­sey branch of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, said: “Events such as this are very im­por­tant in show­ing how much the rest of the nation ap­pre­ci­ates the courage and sac­ri­fice of all those who serve in our armed forces.”

Ted Rasell, sec­re­tary of the March branch of the Royal Naval As­so­ci­a­tion, said: “Last year’s event was a re­ally mar­vel­lous oc­ca­sion, but no doubt there were some peo­ple who weren’t able to at­tend. It would be tremen­dous if they could come along this time.”

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