Armed Forces Day

Today the District Council marked the run up to Armed Forces Day with a special flag raising ceremony.  The flag will be flown all week leading up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June.

The ceremony was led by the Chairman of the Council, Councillor Marrilyn Smart OBE, who was joined by representatives from the armed forces community, as well as council staff and elected members. 

The Chairman read a short statement in support of all those that serve and have served in the Armed Forces.

Chairman of the Forest of Dean District Council, Councillor Marrilyn Smart OBE said: “The Armed Forces Day ceremony at our Coleford offices gives the staff and members at the District Council an opportunity to show our continued support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community.  This includes not only currently serving troops but also their families, veterans and cadets.  The ceremony highlights our support and admiration for members of the armed services past and present.”

For more information on Armed Forces Day visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk 

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