Tiverton ready to mark Armed Forces Day with flag raising ceremony
By Lewis_Clarke | Thursday, June 14, 2012, 16:36
PREPARATIONS are underway as Tiverton plans to mark Armed Forces Day.
Chairman of Mid Devon District Council Cllr Brenda Hull raises the flag in 2011.
The flag raising ceremony in support of Armed Forces Day will take place at Mid Devon District Council offices at Phoenix House, Tiverton on Monday 25 June.
Armed Forces Day is on Saturday 30 June and is a day when the whole nation is invited to show support for our military community both serving and retired, at home and abroad.
The Council will again this year fly the Armed Forces Day Flag for the duration of the week leading up to Armed Forces Day.
The Flag will be raised by the Chairman, Councillor Brenda Hull, on Monday 25 June at 10.30am outside Phoenix House, Tiverton.
She will be joined by other district councillors as well as representatives from local town councils and the British Legion.
Service men and women, veterans, cadet forces and their families and members of the public are also welcome to attend the flag raising ceremony.
Peter Hare-Scott, Leader of Mid Devon District Council, recently joined other local government colleagues from across the county, together with representatives from private, voluntary, charitable and community sectors, in signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Covenant aims to meet a moral obligation between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces at a local level. It recognises and supports the Armed Forces community working and residing in Devon.
Cllr Peter Hare-Scott said: "By signing the Covenant, we aim to work together to improve communication and help meet the needs of the Armed Forces community in Mid Devon.
"This particularly includes supporting the successful transition from military to civilian life, supporting children and families and assisting in fair access to services."