Flags raised in support of Armed Forces

Published Monday 21 June 2021 at 12:30

Today Blackburn with Darwen join many councils across the country in the annual raising of flags to show our support for the Armed Forces.

This year, flags were raised at Blackburn Town Hall for residents across the borough to have the opportunity to join us in saluting the men and women of the Armed Forces past and present.

Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Council, Cllr Derek Hardman, said:

I am proud to be able to celebrate our Armed Forces men and women in person this year. It’s important for us to show our support to all members of the Armed Forces community for their dedication and service to our country – today we say thank you.

Councillor Mohammed Khan, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:

Our troops, veterans and cadets play a vital role in keeping us safe and it’s great to see the borough come together to show our appreciation for all their hard work.

The flag raising ceremony is one of many events taking place in Blackburn with Darwen leading up to National Armed Forces Day on the Saturday 26th June 2021.

Armed Forces Day gives everyone the opportunity to support the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community – from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

This weekend, the Mayor will be joining many other dignitaries at Blackburn’s Veteran’s Living History Museum located on Ordnance street, as they host a range of activities including; a mobile interactive museum, mobile airlift shooting range, live music, re-acting WW1 to present day dress up with military vehicles and so much more.

Find out more about Armed Forces Day here.

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