CADETS, ex-military personnel, members of the Royal British Legion and civic guests gathered to mark Armed Forces Day.
The annual flag-raising ceremony, organised by Wychavon District Council, tool place at the Civic Centre in Pershore yesterday to recognise the contribution made by the military past and present.
After prayers, blessings and the Last Post, there was one minute’s silence followed by the raising of the flag.
Chairman Coun Frances Smith, said: “Armed Forces Day gives us all an opportunity to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community – from the troops currently serving to service families, veterans and cadets.
“Every citizen in our country owes a deep debt of gratitude for the sacrifices they have made.”
The flag will fly for a week until Armed Forces Day itself this Saturday, June 29.
Visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk for more information on Armed Forces Day.