Published Tuesday 23 June 2015 at 16:14
Dozens gathered yesterday (22/06/2015) for the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag as Blackburn with Darwen stopped to show their support for the sacrifices and vital work the armed forces undertake every day.
Leading proceedings within Blackburn, the mayor Councillor Faryad Hussain was joined by the deputy Lord lieutenant Peter Robinson, members of the sea cadets, members of the royal British legion and school children.
Following short speeches by both the Mayor and the deputy Lord Lieutenant the armed forces day flag was hoisting to fly proudly over Blackburn this week.
In Darwen members of the Royal British legion joined the Mayor of Darwen Town Council and the Borough Council armed forces champion Councillor Trevor Maxfield to see the flag raised within the town centre.
The Mayor said:
Armed forces day gives all those within the Borough the opportunity to show their support for the Armed Forces and for the work they have undertaken on our behalf.
Councillor Maxfield added:
The duties the Armed Forces undertake everyday play a major part in all of our lives. Armed forces day gives all people the opportunity to stop and reflect on the role and the sacrifices the men and women of the armed forces make each and every day.
More Pictures from the event can be found by clicking here