North Lanarkshire flies Armed Forces Flag

Ceremony takes place at the Civic Centre with local veterans' associations and current serving officers in attendance


Provost Jean Jones raised the Armed Forces Flag in Motherwell today (Monday 25 June).

The event gives communities across Britain the opportunity to celebrate, honour and thank past and present service personnel for their commitment, sacrifice and dedication to the country.

It mirrors other similar events taking place outside buildings and famous landmarks across the UK.

Provost Jones said: "By flying the flag, we show our support for the men and women and their families who make up the armed forces community.

"I would like to thank our local veterans' associations and current service officers who have come along today to support this occasion."

This year marks a century since the end of World War I so the ceremony carried added significance.

Cllr David Cullen, Armed Forces and Veterans Champion, added: "This annual occasion gives us the chance to show our appreciation for the selfless sacrifice and dedication given to our country by our Armed Services personnel and it was great to see so many representatives attending the event."


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