Armed Forces Day flag to fly at Council HQ

Wednesday, 24 June, 2020

armed forces flagOnce again, East Dunbartonshire Council will mark its support for Armed Forces Day (Saturday 27 June 2020) by flying a special Union Flag high outside its HQ in Kirkintilloch.

The Armed Forces flag will fly, along with many others across the UK, as a symbol of support for serving troops and their families as well as veterans and cadets.

Provost Alan Brown said, “Armed Forces Day has become an important day in the national calendar and one which we are proud to commemorate in East Dunbartonshire by raising the flag. This shows our support for our Armed Forces - those who are currently serving, those veterans to whom we owe so much and our young cadets who are our future.

"Their service and sacrifice must never be forgotten and Armed Forces Day gives us an opportunity to offer our gratitude and respect in a public way. It is our chance to let them know they are appreciated."

The UK Armed Forces defend the UK and its interests, working around the world promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers, providing security and fighting terrorism.

In 2017, the Council signed the Armed Forces Covenant with the Ministry of Defence, a promise that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families are treated fairly.

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