A flag raising ceremony recognising the contribution of the Armed Forces took place at 11am this morning (Monday, 19 June), in advance of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 24 June 2023.
The Council flies the Armed Forces Day flag for a week each year, as a mark of respect for the service of our Armed Forces community.
The ceremony was attended by the Vice Chairman of Council, Cllr Frances Grottick, Reverend Elizabeth Burke, Chaplain to the Isles of Scilly, and Methodist Minister Reverend Carole Holmes, each of whom said a few words to mark the occasion. Also in attendance were invited Armed Forces representatives, council officers and members of the wider community.
Cllr Frances Grottick, Vice Chairman of Council said: "I'm proud that our community continues to gather to raise the flag and recognise the contribution made by our Armed Forces ahead of Armed Forces Day each year. It's a chance to show our gratitude to all of those currently serving, as well as to our valued veterans, reserves, cadets, and the families and communities who support them in their service. It's also an opportunity to reflect upon the reasons ordinary people continue to make such extraordinary personal sacrifices in order to serve their country, and to ask ourselves how we can best support these dedicated individuals."