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Weymouth & Portland Borough Council will be holding an official flag raising ceremony as part of the national Armed Forces Day “Fly a Flag for our Armed Forces” at the North Quay Council Offices on Monday 23 June at 10.30am.

Weymouth & Portland Mayor Cllr Kate Wheller will lead the flag raising ceremony, joined by representatives from Armed Forces Organisation Standards, Military Vehicle Trust and council staff.

Weymouth & Portland Mayor Cllr Kate Wheller said: “The borough holds many events to commemorate our strong links with the armed forces. This flag raising ceremony a token of our appreciation.

“We continue to have very strong links with many veterans associations locally, throughout the country and abroad. We would like to express our thanks for the passion, energy and enthusiasm of these many groups and individuals.”

The Ministry of Defence is inviting all communities across the UK to be involved and inviting all local authorities to join in by simultaneously “Flying the Flag” at 10.30am on Monday 23 June.

It is hoped that the ceremony will be repeated across the country and that the flags will be flown until after Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28 June 2014.