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Eden community invited to help fly the flag for Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day flag flying at Penrith Town Hall.
Armed Forces Day flag flying at Penrith Town Hall.

[P]eople from Eden are being invited to participate in a flag raising ceremony at Penrith Town Hall at 10am on Monday 19 June 2017.

This is part of a countrywide programme of events to celebrate and recognise HM Armed Forces – past, present and future – which culminates in the National Armed Forces Day being held on Saturday 24 June 2017.

Flag raising ceremonies are taking place at civic buildings across the UK. In Eden, the District Council Chairman, Mary Robinson will raise the Armed Forces Day flag with representatives from The Penrith and District Branch of The Royal British Legion.

“We are always delighted to proudly fly the flag to celebrate Armed Forces Day, which symbolises the contribution the Armed Forces have and continue to make to our country. We would be delighted for the local community to join members of The Royal British Legion and Eden Councillors to pay our respects to those who serve our country,” said Council Chairman, Mary Robinson.

Armed Forces Day is an annual event, providing the nation with a dedicated day where people can come together to show their appreciation and support of the Armed Forces.

For more information about Armed Forces Day visit

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