Raising the flag for the Armed Forces

The Union Flag has been raised above the Council House to pay tribute and celebrate the work of the Armed Forces.

Councillor Barbara Williams, chairman of Malvern Hills District Council, led the flag raising event on Monday (22 June) as a show of honour and respect for servicemen and women.

The flag will continue to fly in the run up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27 June.

Cllr Williams said: "It is a privilege to be part of such an important tradition - raising the flag for the Armed Forces community, to remember those who have made sacrifices serving our country and to celebrate the men and women of the UK Armed Forces.

"Armed Forces Day is a great opportunity for the local community to come together to show their support and appreciation for our Armed Forces and all the good work they do."

Armed Forces day events are being held across the country this week, to commemorate and remember those in the Armed Forces who have served or are serving our country. Thousands of people are expected to show their support for the Armed Forces Community at events across the UK.

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