On Saturday 24 June, the nation will celebrate the ninth annual Armed Forces Day 2017 in Liverpool.
Of course, other national celebrations will begin on the start of the week across the UK. Consequently, on Monday 19 June the Armed Forces Day 2017 flag will be raised over famous landmarks, buildings and monuments. All to mark the week of festivities.
The series of events offer us all an opportunity to publicly honour, show appreciation and pay tribute to the British Armed Forces community.
- Current serving troops (including Regulars and Reservists)
- Veterans (past and present)
- Service families
The Armed Forces includes the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. All of whom are busy defending the UK and its interests around the globe. Importantly, they keep the nation safe and secure by promoting peace, acting as ambassadors, tackling drug smugglers, delivering aid and importantly fighting terrorism.
We thank the men and women serving
The Armed Forces community make many sacrifices and are undoubtedly brave. For personnel serving currently, they are potentially in dangerous and harmful situations. These can lead to injury – or worse. Join and celebrating Armed Forces Day 2017. Together we can unite and show our support, appreciation and do a small bit to help boost morale.
The National Event in Liverpool is linked with the International Mersey River Festival activities scheduled over the weekend of 24 and 25 June 2017. However, there are many more celebratory Armed Forces Day events to attend nationally. We’ve listed a few options to join close to our headquarters.
Local Armed Forces Day events
Taking place on Saturday 24 June 2017:
- Herefordshire: 10am – 3pm
- Malvern Gala: 1:30pm – 5:30pm
- Caerphilly, South Wales: 10am – 6pm
- Bristol: 10:30am – 4pm
Use the online event finder to source more in your area, or details on any of the above (we cannot accept responsibility should an event change). However, we would like to encourage you to attend an event near you if you can. Finally, please join and salute the work of our Armed Forces past, present and future.
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