Forces Day ceremonies held in Burnham and Highbridge
to mark Armed Forces Day were held in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
on Saturday (June 27th).
Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor Michael Clarke led a flag-raising
ceremony in Market Street, Highbridge, and
a separate ceremony in Burnham besides the water fountain in Marine
town's MP James Heappey, right, who is a veteran, was among
those taking part in the ceremony.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Armed Forces Day is about celebrating
those who are currently serving and have served in our Armed Forces,
whereas Remembrance Day is about commemorating. It's really important
that people came out in good numbers today, including serving
members and veterans."
Forces Day started quite soon after my last trip to Afghanistan
and I think it's a great day. My hope is that we may be able to
make even more of the day here in the future - it's a lovely ceremony
when we raise the flag, but wouldn't it be great if we could all
gather outside the Legion and march down the High Street with
more cadets involved. There's a lot of sympathy and empathy with
the armed forces in Burnham and Highbridge and I think there's
a chance to do more to mark this important day."
Forces Day is held each year to raise public awareness of the
contribution made to the country by the Armed Forces.
The Armed Forces Day Flag was raised by Burnham's Mayor Michael
Clarke and Deputy Mayor Paul Young
In Highbridge, residents gathered next to the community hall
for their ceremony
The Mayor, Myoress and Deputy Mayor joined the ceremony in Burnham
Residents gathered to watch the ceremony in Burnham by the town
Burnham army cadets were one of the groups represented at the
Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) branch held a 'Brew for the
Few' coffee morning in The Railway pub afterwards, pictured above
highlights of the Burnham flag ceremony
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