Wychavon District Council has once again raised a flag to mark the start of a week of recognition leading up to Armed Forces Day.
Today (Monday), the Chairman of Wychavon, Cllr Frances Smith, hosted a flag raising ceremony at the Civic Centre in Pershore, to recognise the contribution made by all military communities past and present.
Cadets, ex-military personnel, members of the Royal British Legion and civic guests all gathered together around Wychavon’s flag pole. After prayers, blessings and the Last Post, there was one minute’s silence followed by the raising of the flag.
Chairman Councillor Frances 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 for the sacrifices they have made.”
The flag will fly for a week until Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June, when it will be lowered at the end of the day.
Visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk for more information on Armed Forces Day.
Pictured: Chairman Cllr Frances Smith and Consort John Smith OBE flying the flag for Armed Forces Day.