City centre service to mark Merchant Navy contribution
Peopleareinvitedtoattenda flag-raising ceremonyin Peterborough city centre this weekend to mark Merchant Navy Day.
TheRedEnsign, the MerchantNavy’sofficialflag, will flythroughouttheUKonSaturday at 10am. At the same time a service will be held at the War Memorial in Bridge Street.
Merchant Navy Day was first introduced on September 3, 2015. It recognises the dedication of the UK’s serving merchant seafarers and remembers the sacrifice of those brave menandwomen who kept supply lines open during the First and Second World Wars.
Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor David Sanders, said: “It is really important that werecognisethecontribution of the men and womenwhoservedinTheBritish Merchant Navy.
“The annual flag-raising ceremony is a fantastic opportunity to say thank you to current and retired seafarers. I hope that residents take the time to attend the ceremonyinthecity centre.”