Gravesend will raise flags on Community Square to support Armed Forces Day

PUBLISHED: 12:20 15 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:20 15 June 2017

Gravesend's Communty Square on Memorial Day

Gravesend's Communty Square on Memorial Day


An official flag raising ceremony will take place with veterans, cadets and the mayor

Flags will be flying on Gravesend’s Community Square in support of Armed Forces Day on Monday, June 19.

The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be an opportunity to show support to residents who make up the Armed Forces community from currently serving troops to service families and from veterans to cadets.

The flags will be raised at 12.30pm by a veteran, alongside a cadet.

Council leader, David Turner, said: “This is an important event for us, a chance for Gravesham to acknowledge the work of the armed forces and to demonstrate that we are behind them in all they do. We’re proud to be involved and look forward to the community joining us for this special occassio.”

The mayor, Cllr Harold Craske, will be opening the ceremony with an address alongside father James Southward. There will also be music from the Gravesend Borough Band.

National Armed Forces Day officially takes place on Saturday, June 24.

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