Flag raising to mark Armed Forces Day

Published Monday 24 June 2019

Harborough District Council hoisted the Armed Forces Day flag on Monday 24 June 2019, together with other local authorities, businesses and homes across the country.

Armed Forces Day flag

The Chairman of the Council Cllr Barbara Johnson; Deputy Lieutenant Richard Clowes, Mayor of Lutterworth Cllr Anthony Hirons, and veterans, service organisation representatives, and other guests, attended a short ceremony in Church Square before the flag was hoisted on The Symington Building. 

The occasion marks the build up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June 2019, which is an opportunity for the nation to show its support for service men and women, whether veteran or still serving and celebrate the work they do in support of our country;  and raise awareness of past and continuing contributions of our service.

Cllr Barbara Johnson, Chairman of the Council, said: “Seeing the Armed Forces Day flag flying over The Symington Building serves as a reminder of the huge debt of gratitude that we all owe to those serving, or who have served, in the armed forces, and to their families. I am pleased that so many people were able to attend this ceremony to mark the occasion.”

Pictured above (l-r): Council Vice Chairman Stephen Bilbie, Chairman Barbara Johnson and Deputy Lieutenant Richard Clowes

Armed Forces Day flag raising