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Armed Forces Day Flag Raised

Armed Forces Day Raising the Flag

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised at an event in Perceval Square, Stornoway on Monday 24 June. The flag lowering ceremony will take place at 6pm on Monday 15 July.
Cllr Kenny Macleod, Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Iain Macaulay, Lord Lieutenant of the Western Isles and armed forces representatives were in attendance at the event. Before the flag was officially raised the Lewis and Harris Youth Pipe Band performed to those in attendance.
Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June, this year falling on 29 June. It is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.
Speaking at the event Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Cllr Kenny Macleod, said:

“Armed Forces Day gives us all an opportunity to recognise the work of current and former members of the armed forces. I would particularly like to take this moment to recognise the massive contribution that has been made and continues to be made by the Western Isles to this nation’s armed forces.  Those currently serving, veterans, cadets, reserves, and family members all play an important role in protecting the freedoms that we enjoy each day.