Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

23/06/09 MP Rosie salutes our armed forces – honouring all those

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper calls on local residents to join her in supporting our service men and women past, present and future for the nation’s first Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27th June.

Speaking at the start of a week of events across the UK to celebrate the event, Rosie said:

“I am delighted to support Armed Forces Day, it is right and proper that we honour all those who have served or are serving in our forces. I have always encouraged local veterans to apply for veterans’ badges, presenting over 150 veterans badges to ex-service personnel in West Lancashire in the last four years."

“The men and women of our armed forces make personal sacrifices to defend the UK and its interests and contribute to international peace and security. Past and present members of the armed forces deserve our support and recognition because of their outstanding contribution to the country."

“It is particularly important that veterans and service personnel know that there is a wide range of support and advice available to them from the government, ex-service organizations, charities and the voluntary sector. Any veterans or current members of the forces who want to find out what help is available can get in touch with me on 01695 570 094 or write to me at 127 Burscough Street, Ormskirk, L39 2EP.“

The theme of this year’s Armed Forces Day, previously known as Veterans Day, is Honouring Britain’s Armed Forces: Past, Present and Future. The aim of the day is to show the public the huge contribution that members of our armed forces make to the nation.

Any local service personnel who wish to find out about the services available to them, or any veterans of any age in West Lancashire who wish to apply for one of the range of veterans badges available from the Ministry of Defence, should get in touch with Rosie on 01695 570 094 or by writing to Rosie at 127 Burscough Street, Ormskirk, L39 2EP.

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