Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

Malvern Hills District Council has shown its support for Armed Forces Day by raising the flag above the Council House.

Today (Tuesday), Cllr Cynthia Palmer, Chairman of the Council, along with Cllr Martin Allen, Armed Forces Member Champion, and Peter Storry, Leader of Malvern Hills Veterans Breakfast Club, raised the flag to recognise the contribution made by all military communities past and present.

This year, Armed Forces Day will be held on Saturday, 26 June, and is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community which includes currently serving troops, service families, veterans and cadets.

Cllr Cynthia Palmer, Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council, said: "Raising the flag is a way of showing our support for the troops and their families. With people, communities and organisations across the country coming together, we hope it provides a much-needed morale boost to those who continue to keep us safe".

Cllr Martin Allen, Armed Forces Member Champion at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "Armed Forces Day is an important time where we honour and celebrate all the brave people who serve and have served. It is an opportunity to thank the Armed Forces community for their ongoing contribution"

People can show their support for the armed forces community by taking a picture or video of them saluting and sending it to @ArmedForcesDay on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #SaluteOurForces

Visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk for more information on Armed Forces Day.

Pictured: Cllr Martin Allen, Armed Forces Member Champion, Cllr Cynthia Palmer, Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council, and Peter Storry, Leader of Malvern Hills Veterans Breakfast Club.
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