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Flag to be raised in show of support for Armed Forces Day

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North West Leicestershire District Council will host a flag raising ceremony in support of Britain’s Armed Forces.    

The Armed Forces Day flag will be raised at the Council Offices in Coalville at 10.30am on Monday 19 June and flown for one week.

The flag will be raised by the Chairman of the Council, Councillor Virge Richichi.

Armed Forces Day itself is on Saturday 24 June.

The day is an annual opportunity for the nation to show its support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community.

This is now the fourth Armed Forces Day marked by North West Leicestershire District Council since the signing of its Armed Forces Community Covenant – a public pledge to support the district’s armed forces community.

The council’s dedicated Armed Forces Champion is Councillor Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services.  She said: “We are very proud to show our support for the armed forces in a number of ways through the year, including raising the flag on Armed Forces Day itself.

“The hard work and dedication of the armed forces help to keep us all safe and this is a great opportunity to show our gratitude.

“I would like to encourage members of the community to join us at the flag raising on Monday morning.”

A whole host of events have been planned around the country for Armed Forces Day itself and the weeks leading up to it, with businesses and communities showing their support.  A list of these events can be found at www.armedforcesday.org.uk

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