IN glorious sunshine today, the Armed Forces Day flag was hoisted up the flagpole at Kendal Town Hall.
South Lakeland District Council held a special ceremony to to celebrate the essential role of the armed forces, both past and present.
Councillor Clare Feeney-Johnson and army Captain Steve Firth were in attendance.
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They were joined by armed forces representatives Private Donal Clarke and Private Scott Farmer, Commanding Officer Dave Horsman of the Royal British Legion, Lieutenant Clive Sumter and Chief Petty Officer Andy Edgar of the Sea Cadets and a representative from the Army Cadets.
Two Sea Cadet buglers played ‘The Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’.
The flag will fly above the town hall until after Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 28 June.
Armed Forces Day raises public awareness of the contribution made to the country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
It For more information on the celebrations taking place, and how you can take part, visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk