Saturday 25th June marks the third Armed Forces Day. The Day will be an occasion for the whole nation to honour the outstanding contribution made by those who serve or have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
Local authorities are once again being encouraged to show their support for the men and women of our Armed Forces, past present and future and ‘Fly a Flag’ to honour our Armed Forces on Monday 20 June.
The intention is that this ceremony will be repeated across the country and that the flags will be flown until after Armed Forces Day itself on Saturday 25th June.
Havant Borough Council is giving the flag raising its full support and this year plans are in place to hoist the flag on the flagpole at The Square, Emsworth. Representatives from our armed forces, the Royal British Legion, veterans, schools and various other groups and organisations will be invited to send representatives to attend.
A short service will be held prior to the flag hoisting and we would like to invite you to attend.
The service will commence at 10.00 am. If you need to access car parking in Emsworth, please be aware that road closures will be in place from 9.45 am until after the ceremony.
The owner of Spice Village, has kindly agreed to provide the use of their restaurant and toilet facilities and refreshments will also be provided here after the ceremony.
Official Website: http://www.havant.gov.uk
Added by Armed Forces Day on June 7, 2011