Council marks Merchant Navy Day

Published: 04 Sep 2023

Council marks Merchant Navy Day

Horsham District Council marked Merchant Navy Day on Sunday 3 September 2023 with a wreath laid by Vice-Chairman of the Council Nigel Emery. The Red Ensign, the official Merchant Navy flag, was flown from Park House for the event.

The Red Ensign campaign raises awareness of our island nation’s dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers - past, present and future.

Merchant Navy Day recognises the many sacrifices of our Merchant Navy seafarers in both World Wars, and appreciates the UK’s modern day seafarers who are responsible for transporting most of our everyday items, such as food and fuel. Merchant Navy Day became an official Day of Remembrance on 3 September 2000, on this day the Red Ensign is flown across the UK.

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