Military flag will be flown in East Hampshire to support forces day

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A FLAG to support the armed forces is now flying over a town hall.

East Hampshire District Council has shown its support for servicemen and women by hoisting the Armed Forces Day Flag.

The flag was raised by Cllr Pat Seward, chairman of the council, and it will fly above Penns Place, in Petersfield, to mark Armed Forces Day this Saturday.

Cllr Seward, who has military connections through family members, said the armed forces truly value the support of the nation.

She said: ‘It is so important for our servicemen to know that the public is behind them and they really appreciate it when the nation shows their support through an event like Armed Forces Day.

‘It is amazing that these young men and women are prepared to risk their lives to protect the principles and freedoms we sometimes take for granted.’

The day will see a Freedom Parade in Havant, with a ceremony in Havant Park at 10.30am for 47 Regiment Royal Artillery.