Raising the flag for Armed Forces Day

The Lord Provost has raised the Armed Forces Day flag at the City Chambers.

At 10am this morning, flags were raised across the UK to honour the Armed Forces.

In Edinburgh, a procession carried the Armed Forces Day Flag to the City Chambers where it was met by the Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Frank Ross.

It is raised in anticipation of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June. This day will commemorate personnel past, present and future and in Edinburgh there will be a parade from Johnston Terrace to the city's War Memorial, where the Lord Provost will take a salute. Inside he will host a special reception in the City Chambers for veterans and Lieutenants, while charity stalls will be available to visit in the City Chambers Quadrangle.

Edinburgh's Lord Provost and Veterans Champion, Frank Ross, said: "This city has a long and proud tradition of supporting the Armed Forces and our veterans. Holding a day in their honour provides us with an opportunity to do all we can to thank them for all they do to keep us safe. This flag-raising demonstrates Edinburgh’s support of serving troops and their families, our veterans and cadets.”

The flags have since been placed at half-mast as a mark of respect for those affected by the attack in Finsbury Park London. They will return to full mast on Wednesday.

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