Wellington Town Council is showing its support for Armed Forces Day next Saturday, 28th June, with the laying of a poppy wreath at the town’s war memorial.
Town Mayor Councillor David Mitton will be joined by other town councillors in Wellington Park, Courtland Road, at 10am for the occasion.
Members of the Royal British Legion Wellington branch will also accompany the mayor with their standard. A reading will be given by Rev. Tim Treanor as well as the exhortation by President of the Royal British Legion, Wellington Branch, Michael Rose
Armed Forces Day aims to raise awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in HM Armed Forces and to provide an opportunity for the nation to show their support.
To mark the run up to Saturday the council is also flying the union flag on the town council offices at 28 Fore Street.
Councillor Mitton said: “The town council wanted to formally express its gratitude and respect to the men and women who have served and are serving our country.
“We recognise the hard work our service men have carried out and wish to also show our support to those who are still serving.”
Residents and visitors who would like to mark the occasion are welcome to join the mayor for the ceremony.
For more information about Armed Forces Day log onto the website at www.armedforcesday.org.uk