28 Jun 2019

Armed Forces Day – Fly a flag – 27th June 2019

Armed Forces Day is officially Saturday 29th June. It was an honour to perform the flag raising ceremony at Kepple Lane Park yesterday to celebrate Armed Forces Day in Garstang. We met to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces.

Armed Forces Day was established on August 31st 1949 to enable the nation to show support for the military community both serving and retired, at home and abroad.

More than 190,000 of our country’s best trained men and women are taking responsibility for securing our nation’s freedoms. Whether serving on the ground, in the air or at sea, overseas or at home, their sacrifice, dedication and unflinching willingness to put service before self is truly remarkable and should be celebrated. We must not forget that these brave people are putting their lives on the line to keep us safe and to build a better world for our children.

On behalf of Garstang Town Council I would like to say thank you for the hard work and sacrifice to those that serve and have served this country.

Thank you to everyone who attended the ceremony yesterday including the Mayor & Mayoress of Wyre, Ward Cllrs, Town Cllrs, Royal British Legion, Service Men and Women, Veterans, school children from Garstang Community Academy, Garstang St Thomas’ Garstang St Mary and Michael & Garstang Community Primary school and Pastor John Sainsbury for saying a few words and prayers for us.

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