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Moreton Area Centre adds support to Armed Forces Day
To mark the growing popularity of Armed Forces Day, Cotswold District Council will now be celebrating the event at two venues on Monday 24 June.
As well as staging a special flag raising ceremony at the Council’s Trinity Road, Cirencester headquarters at 10 am on 24 June, the Council has just announced plans to host a similar event at its Moreton Area Centre at 12 noon on the same day.
At both venues the public will be given the opportunity to show their support for the work of the Army, Navy and RAF. Each ceremony will also be attended by local representatives of the armed forces, and senior officials from the Council.
Council Chairman Cllr Sir Edward Horsfall commented:
“I am delighted that the council has decided to honour the armed forces in both the north and south of the district. We know that some residents in the north have been put off attending the Cirencester ceremony in the past because it involved a long journey to and from the town. By introducing a dual centre approach we hope that this will enable them to come to Moreton and show their gratitude to past and present service personnel who have done so much to make this country safe and prosperous.”
Leader of the Council, Cllr Lynden Stowe, added:
“Since its introduction in 2009, Armed Forces Day has gone from strength to strength, and at CDC we want to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to come and support the vital work done by service personnel all over the world. There are many army personnel, military veterans and cadets in the district and they and their families all deserve our thanks for helping to defend this country’s interests, sometimes in the most dangerous and demanding conditions.”
: 05/06/2013 09:24:36
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