Flag-raising ceremony in Harborough signals the start of Armed Forces Week
They were joined by proud veterans, service organisation representatives and other guests for the ceremony in Church Square
A totemic flag-raising ceremony went ahead in Market Harborough yesterday (Monday) to signal the start of Armed Forces Week.
Cllr Stephen Bilbie, the chairman of Harborough council, Richard Clowes Esq, Deputy Lieutenant and Cllr Richard Nunn, the Mayor of Lutterworth, all took part in the emblematic event.
They were joined by proud veterans, service organisation representatives and other guests for the ceremony in Market Harborough’s Church Square.
The special flag was then hoisted on the Symington Building on nearby Adam and Eve Street.
The get-together went ahead in the build-up to Armed Forces Day this Saturday (June 26).
“This is an opportunity for the nation to show its support for servicemen and women, whether veteran or still serving and celebrate the work they do in support of our country.
“And also to raise awareness of past and continuing service,” said the council.
Cllr Bilbie said: “I am pleased that we were able to invite dignitaries to mark this important occasion.
“It is an opportunity to show our gratitude to all those who are serving, or who have served, in the armed forces, and to their families.”