Coun­cil fly flag at HQ to mark Armed Forces Day

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A spe­cially com­mis­sioned flag has been raised out­side coun­cil head­quar­ters, Al­mada St, Hamilton, to mark Armed Forces Day.

The flag, which will fly out­side head­quar­ters as part of the week long cel­e­bra­tions, was raised to in­crease pub­lic aware­ness of the vi­tal role that the armed forces play in main­tain­ing the se­cu­rity and well-be­ing of the coun­try.

The mov­ing cer­e­mony was led by De­pute Provost Pam Clearie and the Rev­erend James Gib­son of Both­well Par­ish Church.

Armed Forces Day, which will take place on June 25, is an op­por­tu­nity to:

 Raise pub­lic aware­ness of the con­tri­bu­tion made to our coun­try by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s armed forces

 Give the na­tion an op­por­tu­nity to show their sup­port for the men and women who make up the armed forces com­mu­nity - from cur­rently serv­ing troops and ser­vice fam­i­lies to veter­ans and cadets.

At the event De­pute Provost Clearie said: “To­day, we raise this spe­cial flag as a mark of re­spect for our ac­tive ser­vice per­son­nel wher­ever they are.

“We hon­our them just as we do on Re­mem­brance Day when we pay our re­spects to their fallen col­leagues who made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice in con­flicts past.

“By the rais­ing of this flag we sig­nal our re­spect for ev­ery­thing which they do to keep us safe and se­cure.”

Go to the Armed Forces Day web­site for more in­for­ma­tion about the na­tional event.

Re­spect Provost Pam Clearie led the ser­vice

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