Saturday 29 June 2019

Armed Forces Day

Sunderland — 28 June 2019

Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Ceremony

9:40 am to 10:45 am

The Mayor of Sunderland will host a Flag Raising Ceremony to honour Armed Forces Weekend.
This is a public event for all to attend.
We will have local Standard Bearers lead a civic procession and guests to the outdoor flag pole where the ceremony will commence with a welcome speech made by the Mayor of Sunderland followed by the Armed Forces Champion of Sunderland City Council (should he be free to attend). Once speeches have completed, the Mayor will raise the Armed Forces Day flag and invite those in attendance to take photographs before heading indoors tot he civic suite for hospitality.
Media sources will be invited to attend and should they turn up on the day, interviews will take place with the Mayor after the photo opportunites are over.