Ipswich Borough Council is flying two Armed Forces Day flags this week to honour the work – and sacrifice – of every member of the Armed Services.
One flag was raised on the Town Hall and the second outside the Council’s main office at Grafton House.
Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 26 June and is an opportunity for people across the nation to show their support for those that make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops and reserves to Service families, veterans and cadets. Find out how you can get involved at www.armedforcesday.org.uk.
Army veteran and Labour Councillor Alasdair Ross, Ipswich Borough Council’s Community Protection portfolio-holder, said: “This is an opportunity for us all to salute the courage of the men and women who risk their lives – and sometimes pay the ultimate price – in defence of our country. In the last few weeks, my own regiment has lost two veterans to suicide, so this year it is even more important to me to highlight the duty we all have to look after our veterans.”