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Help fly the flag for Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day Flag flying outside Penrith Town Hall.People from Eden are being invited to participate in a flag raising ceremony at Penrith Town Hall at 10am on Monday 25 June 2018. This is part of a countrywide programme of events to celebrate and recognise HM Armed Forces - which culminates in the National Armed Forces Day being held on Saturday 30 June 2018.

Armed Forces Day is the annual national campaign that gives everyone the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present, including currently serving troops, Service families, Reservists, veterans and cadets.

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.

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

For more information about Armed Forces Day visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk

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Notes to Editors:

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

This year, Armed Forces Day is held on Saturday 30 June 2018. The National Event celebrating Armed Forces Day is being held in Llandudno, North Wales.