Heroes Honoured for Armed Forces Day

28/06/24 - The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Sue Paterson, raised a specially commissioned Armed Forces Day Flag in The Square, Beeston on Monday 24 June at 11.00am to mark a week of events being held across the country.

Sir John Peace, Freeman of Broxtowe and former Lord Lieutenant and soldiers from The Royal Engineers Works Groups, joined Councillor Paterson to raise the flag and address representatives from the uniformed organisations to show our support and recognise the contributions of all those who serve or have served in His Majesty’s Armed Forces.

“I’m glad that we can have our flag raising ceremony in Beeston Square. Flying this flag is our way of showing support and gratitude for all the Armed Forces do.” said Councillor Sue Paterson.

“This year is very special as it also marks the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. As part of Armed Forces Day and D-Day 80th Anniversary celebrations, we will have our Freedom of Entry Parade which will take place in Stapleford Town Centre on Saturday 29 June 2024 at 11.00am. I really hope to see as many of you there as possible, showing your support for members of Chetwynd Barracks, who we are honoured to have in our Borough.” continued Councillor Sue Paterson.

“The Armed Forces Service personnel has made huge personal sacrifices to protect the UK and its interests both overseas and on home soil. They are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers, providing security and fighting terrorism. I would like to thank all of them for working tirelessly to defend the Country and protecting our lives no matter what we are facing.”

At the same time, local authorities, members of the public, businesses and schools throughout the country will also raise their own Armed Forces Day flags to honour the nation’s servicemen and women.’’

This year’s Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 29 June to honour the British Armed Forces past and present, service families, reservists and cadets.

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3210 or email civic@broxtowe.gov.uk.

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