The men and women of the armed forces, past and present, were honoured today at a flag raising ceremony at County Hall, hosted by Surrey County Council Chairman Tony Samuels. The ceremony marks the start of Armed Forces Week when all across the country the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks.
Councillor Samuels said “The defence of our 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 in our armed forces, past and present, have consistently risen to that challenge in a magnificent fashion to keep Britain safe and free, 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 county’s and the nation’s gratitude”. Events in Armed Forces Week lead up to Armed Forces Day which is on Saturday 29 June. This year the national celebration will take place in Salisbury but many places across Surrey will be also be doing their bit to salute our forces past and present in Surrey.
Read more about events in Surrey here.