Flag-raising ceremony in Scunthorpe will support National Armed Forces Day
To mark the start of the National Armed Forces Day, the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Councillor Ivan Glover, will raise the flag at Scunthorpe Civic Centre on Monday (June 25).
There will be a parade through Central Park led by the ATC Band at 10.15am before the flag is raised at 10.30am.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Armed Forces Day flag will be raised to mark a week of celebrations and it will coincide with ceremonies taking place across the UK.
The event has been organised for people in North Lincolnshire to celebrate and honour our armed forces of the past, present and future.
The mayor will be joined by Colonel Davis Harris, Deputy Lieutenant of Lincolnshire; Simon Driver, Chief Executive of North Lincolnshire Council; and the Reverend David Eames.
Children from St Hugh's Communication and Interaction Specialist College and Bushfield Road Infant School are expected to attend.
There will also be members of North Lincolnshire Council, members of the Scunthorpe Armed Forces Day Committee, Veteran Associations and members of the Territorial Army and cadet forces.
The celebrations will end on Saturday, June 30 with an event being held at Holme Meadow Recreation Field, Messingham, that all the family will enjoy.
Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for the nation to show its support for the men and women that make up the armed forces.
Councillor Ivan Glover, the Mayor of North Lincolnshire said: "It's a great honour and a privilege to help raise the flag on armed forces day to mark the start of the celebrations.
"This gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to the armed forces past, present and future.
"I will be looking forward to the parade of the ATC Band at 10.15am through central park before the flag is raised at 10.30am.
"I do hope members of the public will take the time to show their support for the men and women who make an outstanding contribution to this country."