North Devon Council honours Britain's Armed Forces
NORTH Devon Council is flying a special flag at the civic centre this week to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday The flag was raised council chairman Councillor Roy Lucas this morning (Monday) to the sound of the General Salute. Representatives from the Ro
NORTH Devon Council is flying a special flag at the civic centre this week to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday
The flag was raised council chairman Councillor Roy Lucas this morning (Monday) to the sound of the General Salute.
Representatives from the Royal British Legion, Royal Air Force Association, Army Cadets, Sea Cadets and Air Training Corp attended the event.
Armed Forces Day honours Britain's armed forces past, present and future.
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Ex -serviceman, Cllr Lucas, said it was an honour to raise the flag above the civic centre.
He said: "The flag is a mark of respect to the servicemen and women who have served this country in wars around the globe.
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"We should all take a few moments out of our daily lives and reflect upon what they have achieved for us, some never to return to their loved ones."
Nationwide, more than 450 other local authorities, 3,000 members of the public, businesses and schools will also be flying the flag, which is based on the Union Jack.