Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

Lancashire County Council and other local authorities across Lancashire will raise a special Armed Forces Day flag on Monday 24 June.

The flag shows their support and appreciation for the contribution made by our servicemen and women past and present, and for the wider Armed Forces community of families, veterans and cadets.

The raising of the Armed Forces Day flag marks the start of a week of celebrations, including the Annual Reserves Day on Wednesday 26 June, as well as hundreds of smaller gatherings across the UK.

His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Mrs Amanda Parker JP, said:

"Once again, Armed Forces Day flags are being raised all across Lancashire to acknowledge the debt we all owe to our servicemen and women, and to our service veterans.

"We owe a great deal to the bravery of these men and women, and we're proud to be able to recognise their dedication and service."

The Lord-Lieutenant will attend a small ceremony at County Hall in Preston alongside the County Council's Vice Chairman and Champion for the Armed Forces and Veterans, Alf Clempson. 

They will be joined by Father David Craven, as well as representatives from the Royal British Legion, Armed Forces Group, soldiers from Fulwood Barracks, senior council staff and county councillors.

Other flag raising events will be taking place on the same day in each Lancashire district, organised by district councils and attended by a member of the Lancashire Lieutenancy.

For information of the event taking place in your district, please contact your local council.

For details about Armed Forces Day visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk

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