Flying the flag for our Armed Forces

Monday, 21 June, 2021

To pay tribute and honour our Armed Forces, a celebratory flag will be flown above the East Hampshire District Council’s offices this week.

Armed Forces Day is an annual chance to show support for the men and women who make up that special community - from currently serving troops to their families, from veterans to cadets.

The flag will fly over Penns Place from 10am Monday 21 June until the special day itself, Saturday 26 June.

Communities and organisations across the country will join together to show their support for the men and women who protect our way of life.

Cllr Sally Pond, Vice Chairman of EHDC, said: “Showing our support for the Armed Forces provides a much-valued morale boost for the troops and their families who are often stationed in far-flung parts of the globe.

“These men and women do so much to keep us safe and to protect our way of life. It’s wonderful to have an opportunity like Armed Forces Day where we can join our voices in praise for the incredible work they do.”

EHDC Chairman Adam Carew said: “We are enormously proud of our Armed Forces here in East Hampshire.

“Armed Forces Day is our opportunity to say thank you to our brave service men and women who do so much to defend our country and keep the peace in areas of conflict around the world.”