Daventry Town Council takes part in flag-raising events throughout the year to pay homage to the various global and national events that take place.
The flag-raising takes place at the Twinning Area in the Town and all members of the community are usually invited where we hold a short ceremony thanking and remembering those who lost their lives. The Mayor attends along with the Mace Bearer plus a clergy to give a blessing. *
* Due to current Government Guidelines relating to Covid-19 the public are asked not to attend flag-raising events until further notice. Ceremony format is also sublet to change.
- Commonwealth Day - Monday 8th March 2021
- Armed Forces Day - Friday 25th June 2021 (official day Saturday 26th June)
- Merchant Navy Day - Friday 3rd September 2021
ARMED FORCES DAY
Saturday 27th June 2020 - THE FLAG RAISING EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES RELATING TO COVID-19
We did however ask everyone to take part in the #SaluteourForces campaign to salute in honour of our armed forces on the day. We also raised our flag in a private ceremony at the Twinning Area.
MERCHANT NAVY DAY
Thursday 3rd September 2020 - 10.00am - THE FLAG RAISING EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES RELATING TO COVID-19
We will not be inviting the public to attend this ceremony instead we shall upload the flag raising event via our social media platforms.