City celebrates Armed Forces Day

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor will officially mark the launch of Armed Forces Day next week by raising the flag at the Town Hall.

On Monday 22 June Councillor Tony Concepcion will host a small launch event at Liverpool Town Hall.

The Armed Forces Flag will fly on the roof of the Town Hall for a week to show thanks and appreciation to all those who make up our armed services past and present.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Tony Concepcion said: “It is a great privilege to be leading the city’s celebrations honouring the bravery of our armed forces around the world.

“Armed Forces Day is time for us all to give thanks and recognise the hard work and dedication of our service personnel, past and present and to celebrate their commitment to making the world a safer place to live.

“It is also a time for reflection and to remember those service personnel who have given their lives in the line of duty.”

Armed Forces Day will be officially marked on Saturday 27 June by a short service at Exchange Flags which will be followed by an Inspection and March Past by Cadets, Veterans and the Merchant Navy. The march will end at Albert Dock which has a number of activities for all the family to get involved in as part of the national celebrations. Further details about this will be announced next week by Albert Dock.

Peter Cronin, director of development and marketing for Albert Dock Liverpool, said: “It is a privilege and an honour to welcome the armed forces – past and present – to Albert Dock Liverpool, once a gateway for many service personnel during times of military conflict. Armed Forces Day is an important event to observe, as we pay respect to those individuals who display untold acts of bravery around the world.

“As in 2014, Albert Dock Liverpool will be at the heart of the city’s celebrations. Visitors can expect a full and action-packed day of activity for the whole family to enjoy. There will be military vehicles on display, service personnel on hand to answer your questions, and some surprises along the way.”

Councillor Concepcion added; “This is a fantastic opportunity to show our thanks and appreciation for our armed services past and present.

“I hope we can encourage as many people as possible to come along to the service, march past and family day at Albert Dock on Saturday to celebrate this special occasion and show their support and thanks to all our armed forces past and present.”