Veterans' flag "will have pride of place" at village hall
Cllr Nightingale, who is also parish council chairman, served seven years in uniform as a member of the North Yorkshire Regiment and as a reserve between 1957 and 1964.
The flag presented by Thurcroft Veterans Association - which features the group's logo and the union flag - will be displayed at the council's HQ, the Gordon Bennett Memorial Hall, which is also where the 46-strong association holds its meetings.
Cllr Nightingale said: "I'm very proud. Remembrance Day is always an important day in the village.
"The flag will be in pride of place for future generations to see."