Surrey County Council Chairman David Munro hosted a flag raising ceremony at County Hall dedicated to the brave men and women of Britain’s armed forces past and present.
The event was one of thousands expected to take place nationally throughout the week to mark Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Saturday, 29 June, and is an opportunity for the nation to show its support for the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country.
Mr Munro said: “The defence of this country, its people and their interests is fundamental to our wellbeing and prosperity, so those who assume the responsibility of delivering it take on a vital and sometimes daunting challenge.
“The men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present, have consistently risen to that challenge in magnificent fashion, no matter the difficulties that they face. Regulars, Reservists and indeed their families, who bear so much on our behalf, have more than earned the nation’s gratitude.”
Representatives from the Royal British Legion in Surrey, the Surrey Cadet Force and pupils from Gordon’s School, Woking, were among the guests at the ceremony at County Hall, Kingston, on Monday, June 24.
For more information on Armed Forces Day and the events taking place leading up to it, visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk