Remember Armed Forces Day

Published Thursday 15 June 2017 at 10:01

Everyone is invited to attend flag raising ceremonies in front of Blackburn and Darwen town halls in support of the Armed Forces on Tuesday, June 20.

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 Councillor Pat McFall, will lead a short ceremony that will see the armed force’s flag raised across Blackburn and Darwen.

The ceremony at Blackburn will take place at 11am and members of the Armed Forces and local school children will also be joining civic dignitaries at the event. Also in attendance will be Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire Kam Khothia.

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

Deputy Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Councillor Pat McFall, said:

“I would encourage people to come and take this time to reflect on those brave men and women especially those from Blackburn with Darwen, who make up the Armed Forces community. This includes those currently serving both here and abroad, as well as their families, veterans and cadets.“

Councillor Trevor Maxfield, the Borough’s Armed Forces Champion, said:

“Those who serve, make extraordinary sacrifices so it is only right that we take this time out to remember them and their commitment and dedication to queen and country.”

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