Trafford Council has shown its support for brave servicemen and women with a flag raising event to mark the start of Armed Forces week.
The flag was raised at the front of Trafford Town Hall to mark the special occasion on Saturday, 29th June.
The Mayor of Trafford, Cllr Robert Chilton, Mayoress Zoe Marshall; Major Phil Broad 103 Field Hospital; Council Leader, Cllr Andrew Western, and Cllrs Judith Lloyd and John Holden joined veterans from Trafford Royal Naval Association and representatives from the charity Walking With the Wounded.
Cllr Chilton said:
Its super to see veterans at the Town Hall helping us to mark our celebrations for Armed Forces Day. We have a lot to thank veterans and current service personnel for – there are servicemen and women out there now defending us so we can live in security in this country.”
Major Phil Broad from 207 Manchester Field Hospital, who also works for Trafford Council and Pennine care FT said:
It is important to recognise the value of our past and present men and women, both regular and reserve, who have served in our Armed Forces, and recognise the contribution they have made and will continue to make, in ensuring the security and safety of our nation. We were also delighted to be able to welcome representatives from the Walking With the Wounded charity.”
And veteran Alan Brocking, who served in the Royal Navy for 25 years, said:
We are delighted to be marking Armed Forces Day by raising the flag. It is important to remember everyone who served in the armed forces.”
Trafford Council’s Lead Officer for the Armed Forces, Sue Wright, said,
Our main Armed Forces event is taking place on 21st July as part of Trafford Live, but we are delighted to fly the Armed Forces flag and show our support.”
Posted on Thursday 27th June 2019