Armed Forces Week

Flag Raising Ceremony
Monday 19th June 2017
Cowbridge Town Hall

At 10.00am on Monday 19" June the Mayor of Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council, Councillor Mrs Sian Vaughan accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Morfudd Meredith, the High Sheriff, Mr Gilbert Lloyd, Squadron Leader Preston, the Mayor's Chaplin, Reverend Heather Weddell, Vale Councillor and Royal British Legion President Hunter Jarvie, the Chairman of the Royal British Legion and Town Councillor, Dave Morris, Town Councillors, Members of the Royal British Legion and Members of the Public attended a Flag raising ceremony outside the Cowbridge Town Hall to recognise Armed Forces Week.

Armed Forces Week is about giving the Community the opportunity to recognise and demonstrate its support for the outstanding role that Service personnel play in the security of the Nation and for the many sacrifices that they make. This is not only for the Regular Armed Forces but also the Reserve Forces and the Merchant Navy; it includes those currently serving, those who have served in the past and indeed those who will serve in the future. It is about recognising the debt of gratitude that the Nation has to them and in particular to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.

It ensures that those who have suffered physical and mental injuries as a result of their service and who will need support for the rest of their lives are never forgotten, including the families of those who serve and whose loyalty, support and care is so crucial.

The Mayor welcomed everyone to the Flag Raising Ceremony and gave a short address. The Chaplin to the Royal British Legion, Reverend Norman Williams then gave a pray and a minutes silence was held to recognise not only those who had served and lost their lives but also those who had died in the recent tragic incidents in Manchester and London. Reverend Williams then concluded with the Blessing.