Minute’s silence at Armed Forces Day ceremonies

Published Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 12:22

A minute’s silence was held to commemorate the victims of the tragedies at Grenfell Tower and Finsbury Park during a ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day.

Crowds gathered outside Blackburn and Darwen Town Halls as part of the borough’s commemorative events to mark this year’s Armed Forces Day, which officially takes place on Saturday, June 24.

The Deputy Mayor of Blackburn, Councillor Pat McFall, led a ceremony that saw the armed force’s flag raised outside Blackburn Town Hall. She was joined by local pupils, civic dignitaries including the Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire Kam Kothia and members of the public for the flag-raising ceremony.

At Darwen Town Hall a flag raising ceremony will also take place at 11am with the Royal British Legion, attended by civic representatives.


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