Raise the flag for Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day celebrations across the country will begin on Monday 19 June and to mark the occasion the Armed Forces Day flag will be raised at South Somerset District Council's Brympton Way offices.

The flag will remain in place for the week, ahead of the national Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June.

The raising of the flag is an opportunity for the nation to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed forces community, from serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

Councillor Mike Best, Chairman of South Somerset District Council said, "It is important that we show our appreciation of the men and women who stand ready to defend our country and communities by raising the flag at our main offices."

The UK Armed Forces defend the country and its interests. Every day of the year, across the world, they are working hard fighting terrorism, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers, providing security and promoting peace.

Further information on Armed Forces Day, including a full list of events, can be found on the dedicated website www.armedforcesday.org.uk.

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