War heroes to be honoured in Broxtowe as part of Armed Forces Day

A specially commissioned flag will be raised to celebrate all those who serve or have served in the armed forces next week.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 1:14 pm

The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, councillor Richard MacRae will raise a specially commissioned Armed Forces Day Flag in The Square, Beeston, on Monday, June 21, at 11am to mark a week of events being held across the country.

Colonel Gavin Hatcher OBE from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group Royal Engineers will join councillor MacRae to raise the flag and address representatives from the Royal British Legion and uniformed organisations to show our support and recognise the contributions of all those who serve or have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

“With the easing of some Covid restrictions, I’m glad that we can have our usual flag raising ceremony in Beeston Square this year. Flying this flag is our way of showing gratitude for all the Armed Forces do,” said Councillor Richard MacRae.

A flag will be raised in the borough to celebrate the Armed Forces.

“The Armed Forces Service personnel not only make personal sacrifices to protect the UK and its interests both overseas and on home soil, they are also playing a key role in the country’s response to the pandemic from helping to build vaccine sites, to supporting community testing and providing clinical support to the NHS.

“I would like to thank all of them working tirelessly to defend the country and protecting our lives no matter what we are facing.”

This year’s Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday, June 26, to honour the British Armed Forces past and present, service families, reservists and cadets. You can mark Armed Forces Day with family at home.

Five things you can do to mark Armed Forces Day 2021:

Picnic or BBQ in your own garden – have a themed picnic or BBQ with your own family in the garden.

Decorate your home for the Armed Forces Day – print off Armed Forces Day colouring-in sheets and bunting at broxtowe.gov.uk to decorate your home to mark the Armed Forces Day.

Bake a cake for the Armed Forces Day – bake a Union Jack cake with your children.

For more information, contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3210 or email [email protected]