On Sunday 25 June local MP, Rosie Cooper, paid tribute to local veterans at a presentation ceremony at Emmanuel Church, Ormskirk. At the event men and women who had served in the armed forces were presented with their veterans badges.
June 27th is to be recognised as Veterans Day from this year on. It will be a celebration of the work that veterans of all ages undertook for our values and freedom. I hope that all generations will celebrate the achievements of our veterans and thank them for what they have achieved on our behalf.
Rosie Cooper said:
“It was a great honour to present the veterans badges to servicement and women from West Lancashire. It was a very special day in which I met many amazing local people each with their own story and each with their own experiences of having served in the armed forces. It was fascinating to sit and speak with all of the veterans. Personally I believe It is really important that we continue to remember those who served.”
“We owe a great deal to those who served in our armed forces and those veterans badges are just a small token of our appreciation. I know that all of these badges will be treasured by the veterans and their families and will be worn with pride.”
“I hope this will be the first of many similar events over the coming years as more and more West Lancashire veterans get their badges in recognition of their service. I want every veteran eligible to claim the badge they are entitled too.”
“I know the Government is committed to supporting all our veterans and making sure they are recognised for the service they have given to their country. The veterans badge is intended to be a reminder of the commitment veterans have made to our community and to our country.”
If anybody who served in the Armed forces up to 1959 has yet to apply for a veterans badge then they should contact Rosie Cooper’s office on 01695 570094 or by calling in to 127 Burscough Street, Ormskirk.