On 28th June I was proud to be part of our local celebrations for Armed Forces Day. After taking the salute, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, the Mayor and I took part in a short service at St Lawrence church in Morden. Armed Forces Day celebrates the great work of our Armed Forces in protecting our country and our interests. I was delighted to see so many young people who were Army, Air Force or Police Cadets attending the parade. Whilst Remembrance Sunday is rightly about commemorating the contribution of those who have died, yesterday was about saying thank you to the living. It also recognises that we will require Armed Forces in the future and those smartly turned out cadets represent that future.