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Middlesbrough raises the flag for Armed Forces Day

Middlesbrough's proud support for the Armed Forces community is being marked with the raising of a flag above the Town Hall.

Middlesbrough Council has held numerous events in years gone by to celebrate Armed Forces Day which falls on Saturday, June 27 in 2020.

The celebration marks the annual day of recognition, when local communities pay tribute to the wider role our Armed Forces personnel play throughout the UK as well as their involvement in ongoing conflicts around the globe.

However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak there will be no event to mark the occasion.

Instead as a small act of solidarity the Armed Forces flag is now flying proudly above the Town Hall and will remain in place for another week.

Cllr Ron Arundale, an Armed Forces Champion for Middlesbrough Council, said: "Unfortunately although we are not able to hold events to commemorate Armed Forces Day this year we can still in our own way give thanks to present and former members of our Armed Forces without which we would not have the freedom we treasure today."

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