Flag raised in support of the Forces

A special flag has been raised outside the council headquarters ahead of Armed Forces Day

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Provost Jean Jones was joined by chief executive Des Murray and Armed Forces Champion Councillor David Cullen in raising the flag outside the Civic Centre in Motherwell on Monday 22 June.

Armed Forces Day gives the public the opportunity to recognise the contribution made on behalf of the nation by the men and women currently serving as troops, veterans and cadets.  

Provost Jones said: "We are proud to celebrate the contribution of the Armed Forces to our communities, they have provided much needed support to the nation during a time of national crisis.

"They provide safety and security and we are proud to acknowledge their vital contribution and show our support for the sacrifices they continue to make for their country."

Councillor David Cullen added: "Armed Forces Day gives us the chance to show our appreciation for the selfless sacrifice and dedication given to our country by our services personnel, both past and present. 

"And no better example has been their support during the current pandemic which has seen service personnel running testing centres, supporting NHS logistics and building contingency hospitals such as the UK Nightingale and Louisa Jordan facilities.

"We will continue to develop initiatives across Lanarkshire to show our appreciation as a council."

Unfortunately due to coronavirus, the National Armed Forces Day Event planned for Saturday 27 June has been cancelled. 

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