TRIBUTES have been paid to Britain’s armed forces by South Holland district councillors, staff and service veterans at a flag raising ceremony.
The event took place outside the council’s offices in Priory Road, Spalding with its chairman Coun Mick Seymour leading proceedings ahead of Armed Forces Day which will be celebrated across the country this Saturday.
Among those in attendance today were the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Tony Worth, war veterans and cadets, representing the services from both past and present.
After raising the flag, Coun Seymour thanked those who had attended the event. He said: “Armed Forces Day is not just something for those who have served in two world wars, it is a mark of respect to the men and women who have served and are serving in Her Majesty’s armed forces, at home and abroad, to keep our country safe.”
Armed Forces Day aims to raise public awareness of the contribution made to the country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s armed forces and gives the nation an opportunity to show its support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community.
This year the national event will be held in Edinburgh on Saturday.