Military medals and memories

"Our county is scattered with residents who have fought for our freedom and for this we are indebted."

 
Last updated:
23 October 2017

War veterans are being invited to two special events to share their memories ahead of Remembrance Day. 

Military Medals and Memories is free and open to veterans of all ages being held at Worthing Library on 1 November and at Crawley Library on 7 November.

At the events, veterans will be given the chance to talk about their military service.

Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council’s Military Champion and Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “Our county is scattered with residents who have fought for our freedom and for this we are indebted.

“These events are a chance to make sure their acts of bravery are shared with other generations.”

On Friday (20th October) Louise Goldsmith and Debbie Kennard renewed their commitment to the Armed Forces Community Covenant in which the County Council pledges to ensuring service personnel are fully integrated into the local community and promote understanding of issues affecting the armed forces.

It followed West Sussex County Council receiving a Silver Employer Recognition Scheme award in September for its work supporting the armed forces.

The accolade is awarded to organisations that are making a demonstrable effort to support, recruit and develop armed forces personnel.

Louise Goldsmith, Leader of the County Council, said: “Men and women of the Armed Services - past and present - are prepared to pay the ultimate price in service of this county. The Military Covenant is one small way that we can acknowledge their service and support their families, which is why it is so important to the County Council."

There are a limited number of spaces available at the Military Medals and Memories events so residents are advised to book early.

The event details are:

- Crawley Library from 2.30pm to 4pm on Tuesday 7 November

- Worthing Library from 10.30am to 12pm on Wednesday 1 November

To find out more, contact 0330 22 23883 or email ArmedForces@westsussex.gov.uk.

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