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Raising the flag for Armed Forces Day

The armed forces day flag flying from a flagpole

Published: Thursday, 15th June 2017

The borough will show its support for members of the armed forces, by raising the British Armed Forces Day flag next Monday, 19 June 2016.

Borough mayor Cllr Carol Bower will raise the British Armed Forces Day flag, at a ceremony in Tower Gardens, King’s Lynn at 10:30am on Monday 19 June. All members of the public are invited to join her, and members of the Royal British Legion and military personnel, as they show the borough’s support of serving members of the armed forces and veterans.

The Mayor said “I am honoured to observe British Armed Forces Day in this way as a mark of deep respect for our serving personnel and veterans. As always, this event is a poignant reminder of the things that our service personnel have to deal with - whether that is conflict, civil protection, or the aftermath of a natural disaster. They undertake their duties with pride and courage and I would like to thank them all for their service. I urge all members of our local community to join us in Tower Gardens to show support”.

On 25 June, members of the Royal British Legion will parade from the RBL Club House to Tower Gardens to lower the Armed Forces Day flag at 11:15am, and to lay a single wreath. They will then process to King's Lynn Minster for the re-dedication of the Royal British Legion County Standard at noon. 


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