Flag raised in hon­our of war he­roes

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

THE mayor, dig­ni­taries and vet­er­ans gath­ered to pay their re­spects to all those who had served their coun­try by rais­ing a flag above the Town Hall.

The poignant cer­e­mony fol­lowed a short ser­vice out­side the Town Hall in Bridge Street, Peter­bor­ough.

Other lo­cal coun­cils across the coun­try also si­mul­ta­ne­ously raised flags to launch the run-up to Armed Forces Day, recog­nis­ing the sac­ri­fices for­mer and cur­rent ser­vice­men and women make.

Armed Forces Day has re­placed the pre­vi­ously cel­e­brated Vet­er­ans Day and takes place on Satur­day, June 26.

The first Armed Forces Day took place last year.

Peter­bor­ough Vet­er­ans’ As­so­ci­a­tion is host­ing a mar­quee at Cen­tral Park on Satur­day, co­in­cid­ing with the first day of the Peter­bor­ough Fes­ti­val. Dur­ing the af­ter­noon, peo­ple are in­vited to at­tend a 1940s sing-along.

Pic­ture: DaviD LOWN­DES

POIGNANT: Vet­er­ans and dig­ni­taries ob­serve a flag-rais­ing cer­e­mony in hon­our of the Armed Forces. (METP-21-0610DL085)

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