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Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day flag flying outside Penrith Town HallEden District Council has been flying the Armed Forces Day Flag at its Town Hall headquarters in Penrith during the run up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27 June.

Coronavirus lockdown restrictions have meant that the annual event will be marked with slightly less ceremony this year, but the council is reinforcing its commitment to the Armed Forces Community Covenant, which aims to encourage local communities to support the armed forces community and raise awareness of the issues affecting the armed forces community.

The council's Armed Forces Champion, Cllr. John Thompson, said: "We are always delighted to proudly fly the flag to celebrate Armed Forces Day, which symbolises the contribution the Armed Forces have and continue to make to our country.

"Armed Forces Day is a chance to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets."

Eden District Council is a partner in the Carlisle and Eden Forces Link project with Cumbria CVS, Carlisle City Council and Cumbria County Council. The project provides support to members of the ex-service community in recognition and remembrance of their service and sacrifice.