22nd Sep, 2019

Flag-raising takes place at County Hall as Worcestershire pays tribute to the Armed Forces

Bromsgrove Editorial 26th Jun, 2019

A FLAG-RAISING ceremony was held on Monday at County Hall to commemorate Armed Forces Day, writes Oliver Clarke.

Worcestershire County Council chairman Coun Peter Tomlinson led the event with vice-chairman Coun Bob Brookes.

On the same day, flags were raised across the country to show support to both current serving, and ex-serving armed forces personnel.

Coun Tomlinson 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 flag on behalf of the council this year.

“The flag-raising is a symbol of our support to those who are currently protecting and have protected us in the past.

“Each year, the ceremony raises awareness of the tremendous sacrifices armed forces make for the country.”

The official Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday with a special national event in Salisbury.

Visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk for more information on events.

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