Council pay tribute to mark Armed Forces Day

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A council office is paying tribute to the military this week by flying the flag to mark Armed Forces Day.

Armed Forces Day, which is now an annual event, will take place on Saturday.

But West Sussex County Council has been flying the flag from its offices in Chichester since Monday to honour the nationwide 
week of celebrations in support of the country’s armed forces.

Nigel Peters, West Sussex County Council’s military champion is encouraging people to give their support.

He said: ‘Armed Forces Day should be as much about the community giving what it can to help these people, as it is to go and watch a display put on by the armed services themselves.

‘Take the opportunity to offer to do even simple things such as washing their car, shopping or babysitting 
– anything that indicates to that person or family that they are really valued and that on at least one day a year we can put ourselves out for them and acknowledge what they do for us every day.’