Armed Forces Day cel­e­bra­tions

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE -

Provost of North La­nark­shire Jean Jones led a cer­e­mony last week to mark Armed Forces Day 2017.

Armed Forces Day aims to in­crease public sup­port and aware­ness about the con­tri­bu­tion made on be­half of the na­tion by the Armed Forces.

Provost Jones said:“We host this cer­e­mony to show the re­spect and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for our Armed Forces on be­half of the peo­ple of North La­nark­shire.

“Fly a flag for our armed forces’day be­gan in 2009 and gives com­mu­ni­ties the chance to pay trib­ute to forces per­son­nel - both past and present - who have served around the world.

“I would like to ex­tend my thanks to our lo­cal veterans as­so­ci­a­tions and cur­rent serv­ing of­fi­cers who came along to­day to sup­port this oc­ca­sion.

“The veterans as­so­ci­a­tions do a fan­tas­tic job sup­port­ing events and I want to thank them for their ef­forts.”

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