Armed forces flag raisingArmed Forces Day

The Armed Forces Day flag is raised at the Council Offices each year, on the Monday before Armed Forces Day.  in line with many other flag raising ceremonies across the country. It is flown for one week. This year Armed Forces Day falls on Saturday 27th June.

While flags are flown across the land, various events take place to celebrate and recognise those who serve and have served in the armed forces. 

At our event, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire and members of the armed forces are greeted by the Chairman of the Council before the flag is raised at 10.30am. Members of the public are very welcome to attend.

Armed Forces Champion

The council’s dedicated Armed Forces Champion is Councillor Tony Gillard, Portfolio Holder for Business and Regeneration.  He said: “It’s important we show our gratitude and thanks to the brave hard work and dedication shown by our armed forces. 

“They keep us safe and free, and raising the Armed Forces Day flag is one way of showing how proud we are of those that serve our country. 

“I would like to encourage members of the community to join us at the flag raising ceremony 

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. 

For more information, visit the Armed Forces Day website.

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Last updated: Tue 11 February, 2020 @ 11:33