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Flag raised for British Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day flag flying from a flagpole

Published: Thursday, 16th June 2016

The borough will show its support for members of the armed forces, by raising the British Armed Forces Day Flag next Monday, 20 June 2016.

Borough Mayor Cllr David Whitby will raise the British Armed Forces Day Flag, at a ceremony in Tower Gardens, King’s Lynn at 10.30 am on Monday 20 June. All members of the public are invited to join him 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. This year will be particularly poignant as the event is just days away from the 100th anniversary of the infamous Battle of Le Somme, which began on 1 July 1916.  It was one of the bloodiest battles for all sides in history and is a stark reminder of the sacrifices that have been made and are still being made as we hoist this flag. I urge all members of our local community to join us in Tower Gardens”.

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