Stevenage flies the flag for Armed Forces Day

22 Jun 2015

On Friday 26 June the Mayor of Stevenage, Cllr Howard Burrell will be joining representatives of the Royal British Legion and local ex-service personnel to raise the Armed Forces Day flag at Daneshill House. 

Armed Forces Day, which is marked this year on Saturday 27 June, aims to raise awareness of the contributions and sacrifices made by current and former members of the armed services. This day also allows us to show support for the thousands of men and women who make up the armed forces community, from serving troops and service families to veterans and cadets.

Following the flag raising at 10.15am on Friday, the Mayor will be hosting a coffee morning for veterans and local community groups.

Cllr Howard Burrell, Mayor of Stevenage, said, “In Stevenage we’re committed to supporting members of the armed forces. Events like this let us show our respect to those who have risked their lives for this country and to celebrate their commitment and achievements with the wider community.”

Major John Jeffery, Chairman of Stevenage Branch of the Royal British Legion, said, “Our veterans and members always enjoy attending the council’s Armed Forces Day events and we’re pleased the flag will be raised once again here in Stevenage.”

Stevenage Indoor Market is also supporting Armed Forces Day and will be hosting a charity event full of live music and activities for children on Saturday 27 June from 10am to 4pm.