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

Published: Wed 19 June, 2019

Armed Forces Flag Raising 2018

North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) will show its support for Britain’s Armed Forces with a flag raising ceremony at its Council Offices.

The Armed Forces Day flag will be raised at the offices in Coalville at 10.30am on Monday 24 June and flown for one week.  Deputy Lieutenant David Wilson will lead the proceedings along with the Chairman of the Council, Councillor John Bridges, at 10.20am.

The flag will be raised by the Chairman of the Council, Councillor John Bridges.

Armed Forces Day itself is on Saturday 29 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 sixth 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 Tony Gillard. He said: “It would be great to see members of the community join us at the flag raising on Monday morning.

“It’s important we show our gratitude and thanks to the brave hard work and dedication shown by our armed forces. Raising the Armed Forces Day flag is just one way of showing how proud we are of those that serve our country.”

A whole host of events have been planned around the country for Armed Forces Day itself and 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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