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Barnsley Raises Flag In Armed Forces Recognition

Monday June 24 2013

Mayor Ken Richardson Mayor Ken Richardson

BARNSLEY has raised the flag to mark the beginning of a week of events to recognise the work of the country's Armed Forces.

Servicemen and women, civic leaders and members of the public gathered at the Town Hall war memorial on Monday morning as Barnsley raised the flag in recognition of the UK’s armed forces.

Mayor Cllr Ken Richardson, who led the event for the fourth annual Armed Forces Day, said: "This short-but-important flag-raising ceremony recognised the dedication of our servicemen and women and of the wider armed forces community of families, veterans and cadets.

"It's very important the whole community shows its appreciation for their hard work and sacrifice."

The raising of the Armed Forces Day flag in Barnsley and other towns and cities across the country took place ahead of a national event in Plymouth this on June 30. 

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Reply Posted by Coldstreamer on Monday June 24 2013 at 22:31
Well done something good at last support your armed services

Reply Posted by Dom on Tuesday June 25 2013 at 10:06
Our armed forces are engaged in a global war that is about promoting United States imperialism and global dominance as part of the project for the new American century . This is basically about America aggressively defending its super power status and maintaining and establishing control over natural resources .
Can someone explains why this is something they wish to support ?

Reply Posted by Chris on Tuesday June 25 2013 at 11:30
This is great. The only thing is, is that when the conservatives have finished making cuts to the armed forces, they will all be unemployed.