Flag for our Forces flies high in North Lanarkshire
VETERANS attended a poignant flag-raising ceremony at Motherwell’s Civic Centre ahead of Armed Forces Day this Saturday, June 26.
Depute Provost of North Lanarkshire Jim Robertson and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Terry Currie welcomed men from the Cameronian Regiment, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force and representatives from other forces who have served in places such as North Africa, Cyprus, Italy and many others corners of the globe.
Flying a flag for our armed forces helps North Lanarkshire communities recognise the challenges still faced by our service personnel all over the world.
Depute Provost Robertson, who unveiled the flag, said: “It was a great honour for me to unveil the special flag to honour our past, present and future servicemen and women.
“Britain’s armed forces have played such a pivotal role in many well documented campaigns, but more importantly have helped to bring freedom, safety and security for many people around the world.
“North Lanarkshire is an area well known for its support of the armed services and those who attended appreciated the opportunity to recognise the important contribution.”