Wychavon flies the flag for Armed Forces Day - The Evesham Observer

Wychavon flies the flag for Armed Forces Day

Evesham Editorial 22nd Jun, 2017   0

WYCHAVON raised the Armed Forces Day flag this week to recognise the contribution made by all military communities past and present.

Chairman of Wychavon District Council, Coun Liz Eyre, joined with councils and communities from across UK in raising the 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.

The flag will fly until Saturday, Armed Forces Day, when it will then be lowered.

Coun 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.”

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