Flag raising to mark Armed Forces Day

Published Monday 21 June 2021

Harborough District Council hoisted a flag, on Monday 21 June 2021, to show the district’s gratitude to the Armed Forces community.

Armed Forces Day flag 2021

The Chairman of the Council Cllr Stephen Bilbie; Richard Clowes Esq, Deputy Lieutenant, Cllr Richard Nunn, Mayor of Lutterworth, 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, taking place on Saturday 26 June 2021, 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 service.

Chairman of the Council, Cllr Stephen Bilbie said: “I am pleased that we were able to invite dignitaries to mark this important occasion; it is an opportunity to show our gratitude to all those who are serving, or who have served, in the armed forces, and to their families.”

Pictured holding the flag (l-r) HDC Vice Chairman Cllr Neil Bannister, HDC Chairman Stephen Bilbie, and Richard Clowes Esq, Deputy Lieutenant.

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Standard bearers