Wychavon District Council has once again raised a flag to mark the start of a week of recognition leading up to Armed Forces Day.
On Monday 19 June at 10.15am, the Chairman of Wychavon, Councillor Liz Eyre, hosted a flag raising ceremony at the Civic Centre in Pershore, to recognise the contribution made by all military communities past and present.
Chairman and Councillor Liz Eyre said: “Armed Forces Day gives us all an opportunity to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from the troops currently serving to Service families, veterans and cadets. Every citizen in our country owes a deep debt of gratitude to the Armed Forces community. Raising the flag at this time acknowledges our debt, ensures we never forget and makes us pause to remember those who are still suffering emotionally, mentally and physically as a result of past conflict.”
Cadets, ex-military personnel, members of the Royal British Legion and civic guests all gathered together around Wychavon’s flag pole and after prayers, blessings and the Last Post, there was one minute’s silence followed by the raising of the flag.
The flag will fly for a week until Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June, when it will be lowered at the end of the day. For more information on Armed Forces Day go to www.armedforcesday.org.uk.