AM urging local residents to join millions of others across the UK in marking Armed Forces Day
This Saturday sees the 10th annual Armed Forces Day.
Armed Forces Day raises public awareness of the contribution made by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces.
It is a chance to appreciate and thank currently serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets for all that they do and have done.
Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant is urging local residents to join him and millions of others across the UK in marking Armed Forces Day.
Carl Sargeant AM said:
“Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for us all to recognise the huge contribution our women and men of the forces make and have made to protect the freedoms we all enjoy.
“Of course this year is a special year. It makes the 100th anniversary of the Gallipolli campaign as well as other battles in World War One. It is an opportunity to reflect on conflicts past and the lessons for today.
“I would encourage everyone to spend some time on Saturday thinking about what the great people of our armed forces have done and continue to do for us.”
Special events are being held on Saturday to mark Armed Forces Day.
The nearest event is in Ellesmere Port and there is also an event in Liverpool.
Ellesmere Port — 27 June 2015
Visitors will be able to view memorabilia from both the first and second World Wars including a wide range of weapons and vehicles. Local female vocalists, Signature, will be evoking lots of memories as they delight audiences with wartime favourites and songs from the 1930s and 40s. The event at…
13.7 miles away
Liverpool — 27 June 2015
At the Albert Dock in Liverpool, serving Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen/Women both Regulars and Reserves, will be again showing the public what it means to be in today’s Armed Forces. As last year, we will be bringing a range of current equipment for all to look at…the vehicles, the weapons…
21.3 miles away
St Helens — 27 June 2015
Free event celebrating Armed Forces Day with numerous organisations and local businesses such asSSAFA, StHelens PALS, Royal Marine Association, Former Forces Support, Royal British Legion, NHS Bridgewater, NHSPennine Care Military Veteran Service, Health Improvement Team , AIM Amputation, Inspiration and Motivation with Andy Reid and Stephen Cruse,…
21.3 miles away
Warrington — 27 June 2015
The whole day is an annual amateur rugby league festival held atCrosfields Amateur Rugby League Football Club, Warrington (The Rugby Football League’s 2014 Community Club of the Year!). Now in its 6th year, the festival has without doubt become the biggest amateur Rugby League event in the UK with…
22.1 miles away
Warrington — 27 June 2015
We have a mix of activities for families and individuals; other activities will be run by Sea Cadets, as well as face painting and ‘pop-up’ exhibitions onWW1 &WW2. On the day, we shall be joined by a number of Armed Forces charities and theCopertaive Funeral care Band…
23.3 miles away
Warrington — 27–28 June 2015
The Orford Hotel believes in and supports our Armed Forces. Serving or ex military are welcome at the Orford Hotel. Enjoy camaraderie, remember and share old stories with friends. Have a free toast of port ‘on the house’.
24.3 miles away
Newton-le-Willows — 27 June 2015
Family picnic, with Brass Band. Army and Sea Cadets in attendance. Hot food and children’s fairground rides too!
24.6 miles away
Crewe — 28 June 2015
We have a range of activities such as live bands, dance and theatre, craft et cetera all set in our beautiful park. Armed Forces personnel will be our special guests for the day. Local groups taking part include Scouts, Air and Sea Cadets and there will be something for all…
ARMED FORCES COVENANT
Meanwhile, Flintshire County Council will be hosting an Armed Forces Covenant Information Event on Friday 10 July at 2pm at Clwyd Theatr Cymru.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge designed to allow businesses and charitable organisations to express their support to the Armed Forces, and commit to ways in which they can provide that support.
Flintshire County Council are encouraging local businesses and organisations to join the hundreds of organisations across the UK that have already pledged support by signing a Covenant.
At the Information Event Armed Forces personnel will explain how the Covenant works along with the benefits and value of the support local organisations can provide.
If you are a local business or charitable organisation and would like to learn more about the Covenant you can contact the council here: email@example.com
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