1st August 2021

Council to raise flag for Armed Forces Day 2021

The Armed Forces Day Flag, courtesy of ©UK MOD Crown Copyright 2020

Somerset West and Taunton Council will once again be showing its support for the Armed Forces by holding two flag-raising ceremonies on Monday, 21 June.

Services will be hosted at Deane House in Taunton and West Somerset House in Williton by the Mayor of Taunton, Councillor Sue Lees and the Chair of Somerset West and Taunton Council, Councillor Hazel Prior-Sankey respectively.

The Armed Forces Day flag will be raised during the ceremonies and will be flown for the week leading up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 26 June 2021.

Councillor Hazel Prior-Sankey said: “Flying the flag symbolises our support for Armed Forces Day as we make the final preparations for the national event.

“It gives us an opportunity to show thanks in recognition of the sacrifices made by members of our armed forces, whether past or presently serving.”

Both ceremonies will be carried out in line with the latest Covid-safety guidance.

Residents wishing to pay their own tributes are encouraged to visit armedforcesday.org.uk/get-involved.