With Armed Forces Day approaching, it's a chance for the military and civilian communities to join together this week.
Events like these help remind us of the work our service personnel do on land, at sea, and in the air.
It’s also a chance to put the Armed Forces Covenant into action, which is a promise from the nation to treat service people and veterans fairly.
Lieutenant General Richard Nugee explained it this way:
"In a sense, it's a bit of a thank you to the armed forces, introduced in order to, if you like, commerorate what the armed forces do on an annual basis... it's a way of bringing the local community and the armed forces together across the whole of the country."
The government may have put the Armed Forces Covenant into law, but it's up to communities, councils, and businesses to make it work.
Armed Forces Week is a chance to remember all those who've served and, by doing so, to help all of us put the convenant into action.