A SALUTE to brave men and women across the country was made at Wychavon District Council to mark the start of a week of recognition leading up to Armed Forces Day this weekend
Chairman of Wychavon District Council, Coun Frances Smith, joined with councils and communities from across UK in raising the Armed Forces Day flag at the Civic Centre in Pershore on Monday.
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.
Coun Smith 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.”
The flag will fly for a week until Armed Forces Day tomorrow (Saturday) when it will be lowered at the end of the day.
Visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk for more information on Armed Forces Day.