South Holland celebrates Armed Forces Day with flag raising ceremony

Posted on 25 June 2019

AFDSouth Holland District Council hosted an Armed Forces Day ceremony at their Priory Road office on Monday June 24, as the Armed Forces flag was raised to show appreciation for the work of Forces personnel throughout history.

The ceremony was led by council Chairman Cllr Francis Biggadike, who was joined by current military personnel, veterans, members of the public and other councillors and council officers.

The event was held as part of Armed Forces Day, the annual national campaign that gives the opportunity for people to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present, including currently serving troops, service families, reservists, veterans and cadets.

During a short speech given before the raising, South Holland District Council chairman, Cllr Biggadike said: "At South Holland District Council we are proud to reaffirm our strong relationship with the armed forces in Lincolnshire and to show our appreciation and support for our troops by raising the Armed Forces Flag in their honour.

"The defence of our country is vital to every one of us and we all owe a great debt to our armed forces, for the difficult and dangerous job that they do across the world.

"It is important that we take the time to remember and recognise those who courageously put themselves in the path of danger to keep us safe, both in the past and today."

The flag will remain flying at the Council Offices until after Armed Forces Day itself on Saturday 29 June. Visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk to find out about more events taking place across the country for Armed Forces Day.