The Armed Forces Day flag was hoisted at Clacton Town Hall today (Monday, 20 June) to honour the military.
Tendring District Council (TDC) is flying the flag all week to show its respects for the Armed Forces.
Armed Forces Day itself falls on Saturday (25 June), with a week of celebrations. Throughout the week residents are encouraged to show their support by posting photos and videos on social media of themselves saluting, supporting the campaign #SaluteOurForces run by the British Armed Forces to pay tribute to the community.
As well as joining the flag ceremony today Peter Harris, TDC Chairman, hosted a coffee morning at the Town Hall from 10am-12noon, to raise funds for veterans’ groups as part of his charity supporting during his term of office.
“Our Armed Forces do sterling work, not only in conflict but in times of peace as well, and this is one way we can honour our dedicated servicemen and women,” Councillor Harris said.
“On behalf of Tendring District Council I say to them: ‘thank you’.”
TDC recently renewed its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and has a silver award for its part in the Employer Recognition Scheme, for the work it does in recruiting and supporting veterans into work both at the authority and elsewhere in the district.
Councillor Chris Amos, TDC’s Armed Forces Champion, added: “Whether it is those serving now, reservists, veterans, or cadets, we honour our Armed Forces and will continue to work hard to support them.”
To donate to the Chairman’s charity appeal, visit the Chairman’s page on the TDC website.