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Worcestershire flies the flag for Armed Forces Day

Chairman raising the Armed Forces flag Published Thursday, 27th June 2019

Chairman of Worcestershire County Council, Peter Tomlinson has raised the Armed Forces Day flag to honour Armed Forces Week.

A flag was raised today, Monday 24 June, in a ceremony at County Hall with the Chairman Peter Tomlinson and Vice Chairman Bob Brookes.

Across the country, local authorities, town and parish councils raise the Armed Forces Day flag on the Monday before Armed Forces Day. The ceremony shows support to the serving armed forces community, as well as ex-service men and women.

Councillor Peter Tomlinson, Chairman of Worcestershire County Council said: " I have family who have served in the armed forces, and my oldest grandson is in the Stourport detachment of the army cadets, so I am very proud to have the special honour of raising the Armed Forces Day flag on behalf of Worcestershire County Council this year. 
“Each year this ceremony raises awareness of the tremendous sacrifice our armed forces personnel make for the country. The flag raising is a symbol of our support to those who are currently protecting us and have protected us in the past.” 

The raising of the flag at County Hall took place ahead of the national Armed Forces Day event on Saturday 29 June, which will be held in Salisbury.
Visit the Armed Forces website to see which events are taking place.