High Peak flies flag for Armed Forces
HIGH Peak’s first citizen has backed a national event to show solidarity with British Armed Forces.
And he has urged residents to turn out in force for special flag-raising ceremonies in Buxton and Glossop.
Mayor Pat Jenner will attend two events on Monday, June 25 when former service personnel from the two towns raise modified versions of the Union Flag, echoing similar events nationwide.
Cllr Jenner will then address guests including ex servicemen and women, members of the Royal British Legion, and councillors.
The flag raising will be a prelude to the fourth annual British Armed Forces Day, taking place on Saturday, June 30 to promote understanding of the crucial role played by the Armed Forces in defending the nation, its people and interests.
Cllr Jenner said that, with Afghanistan in mind, it was more necessary than ever to show solidarity with those who were sacrificing so much in the name of democracy, freedom and world peace.
“We need to demonstrate to our heroic Armed Forces that we are thinking of them and of the loved ones waiting at home for their safe return”.
The Buxton ceremony takes place at 10am by the flag pole next to the bandstand in the Pavilion Gardens, with the Glossop equivalent starting at 12 noon by the flag pole near the main gates in Manor Park, off Manor Park Road.
Last updated: 29th May 2012