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Armed Forces Day flag raising

Armed Forces Day flag raised by Cllr Peter Burgess, Chairman Cllr Karen Burgess and Vice Chairman Cllr David Skipp

23 Jun 2020


The Armed Forces Day flag was raised at Horsham’s War Memorial in the Carfax on Monday 22 June at 8am.

The flag raising took place a few days before the national Armed Forces Day which will take place this year on Saturday 27 June.

More information is available on the Armed Forces Day website.

The flag raising ceremony in Horsham was attended by the Chairman of Horsham District Council, Cllr Karen Burgess, Vice Chairman Cllr David Skipp and Cllr Peter Burgess.

This year, due to the coronavirus crisis, representatives from the Horsham branch of the Royal British Legion and other service associations were not able to attend and across the country, traditional events have largely had to be cancelled in line with Government guidance for mass gatherings.

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved.

For media queries please email press@horsham.gov.uk .