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armed forces day Published Monday, 24 June 2019

A local celebration to show appreciation for the work of the Armed Forces was held at Wyre’s Civic Centre today, and featured a visit from veterans, councillors and organisations.

It was held to mark Armed Forces Day, which officially takes place this year on 24 June. Armed Forces Day is an annual national campaign that gives everyone the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present. Attending the event were current serving troops, service families, reservists, veterans, cadets and Wyre Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Andrea Kay.

Similar events have been taking place across the UK, enabling people to come out and show their support, and give a much-valued morale boost to Armed Forces personnel and their families.

Today as part of the flag raising ceremony, Thomas Bowring, Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire presented the Armed Forces flag to the Mayor of Wyre, Councillor Ann Turner on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant.

During the event, Mayor of Wyre Councillor Ann Turner commented: “Raising the flag signifies the beginning of armed forces week. The flag raising ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate and build a sense of community pride in our nation.”

She added, “The armed forces day the nation’s way of honouring the military forces and saying thank you to our heroes. We are celebrating the unified forces of our land, air and sea defence.”

The UK Armed Forces defend the country and its interests. Every day of the year they are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers and providing security and fighting terrorism.

Further information on Armed Forces Day, including a full list of events, can be found on the dedicated website www.armedforcesday.org.uk

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