28th Feb, 2020

Flag raising ceremony takes place to mark Armed Forces Day 2019

Harry Leach 24th Jun, 2019 Updated: 24th Jun, 2019

A FLAG flying ceremony took place in Bromsgrove this morning to show support for the Armed Forces.

A small gathering got together at Crown Close, near the war monument, to pay their respects in preparation for Armed Forces Day this Saturday, June 29.

The flag was raised by Bromsgrove District Council Chairman Coun Rod Laight, who was delighted with the turnout.

At the ceremony he said: “I’d like to thank you all for coming.

“It’s fantastic to see representation from the Armed Forces here.

“It’s so important to remember those who gave up their lives for our country.

“And also those who still continue to serve for us today.”

The flag will now be flown all week in the lead up the 11th Armed Forces Day.

Patrick Smith, from Bromsgrove Royal British Legion, added: “Bromsgrove is a very patriotic town when it comes to supporting Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

“It has shown this in the past, present and hopefully will in the future too.

“Since I arrived in Bromsgrove in 2008 I’ve noticed the military praise within the town has got bigger and bigger – year after year.”

Armed Forces Day in the United Kingdom is an annual event celebrated in late June to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces.

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