Published June 24, 2016 at 16:43
Civic Dignitaries and members of the public all came together on Monday June 20th for the flag raising ceremony at St Mary’s Garden’s, Rawtenstall.
The Mayor, Cllr Granville Morris, led the respects in this event to mark armed forces day.
The event aimed to raise awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in her majesty’s armed forces and it gives people an opportunity to show our support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community: from currently serving troops to service families and from veterans to cadets.
Cllr & Mrs Crawforth, Deputy Mayor & Mayoress also attended officially, along with Cllr Madeline de Souza, Mayor of Whitworth.
Reverend Chris Casey led the service and Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire (Sir David Trippier dl) was in attendance with the guests and public and presented the flag to the Mayor.
The Bugler was Mr James Hoyle who played the Reveille whilst the Armed forces Day Flag was raised.
Refreshments at the ceremony were provided by St Mary’s PCC.