Residents are being encouraged to show their support for veterans and serving personnel when South Northants Council (SNC) raises an Armed Forces Day flag above its offices on Monday, 24 June.
Published: Wednesday, 19th June 2019
The annual event is part of the build up to Armed Forces Day (Saturday, 29 June 2019), which recognises the work done by the country’s armed forces.
SNC members and staff will join councils up and down the country in marking the occasion and look forward to welcoming members of the public to join them.
SNC Chairman Cllr Rosie Herring said: “Every year, we quietly and respectfully gather with members of the local branches of the Royal British Legion to remember the duties servicemen and women have performed on our behalf, and to remind ourselves of the duty we have to them.
“I hope as many people as possible join us to show that support for our armed forces goes far beyond the council and is an integral part of our communities.”
Members of the public are invited to gather on and around Bury Mount, Moat Lane, in Towcester at 10.15am on Monday, 24 June, ahead of the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag above the council’s offices which will take place at 10.30am. This will be followed by a short ceremony.
In 2013, all the local authorities in Northamptonshire including SNC, signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant (AFCC).
The AFCC is a voluntary statement of mutual support between the civilian community and its local Armed Forces community.
For more information see Armed Forces Day.