Heroes Honoured For Armed Forces Day
26/06/2012 - Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Margaret Handley joined members of the Royal British Legion to raise a specially commissioned Armed Forces Day Flag in Beeston yesterday.
Councillor Handley raised the flag and addressed representatives from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group Royal Engineers, Freemen and Aldermen, councillors and members of the public in Beeston Square to recognise the contributions of all those who serve or have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
At the same time, local authorities and over 3,000 members of the public, businesses and schools throughout the country also raised their own Armed Forces Day flags to honour the nation's servicemen and women.
Armed Forces Day flags will also be flown where British servicemen and women are serving overseas, including Afghanistan, Cyprus, Germany, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.
The British Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 30th June to honour the British Armed Forces of past, present and future. The day is an annual opportunity for the nation to show its support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.
The title 'Armed Forces Day' has been chosen to reflect the wider Armed Forces family of serving personnel - both regular and reserve, as well as our veterans, cadet forces and the service families.
For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on the information provided on the right or visit the Armed Forces Day website.
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