City Celebrates Armed Forces Day

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

On Monday 23 June Councillor Erica Kemp will be joined by senior military personnel as she hosts 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.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Erica Kemp said: “I am honoured to be leading the city’s celebrations of the brave and heroic work of our armed forces around the world.

“Armed Forces Day is time for young and old to take a moment to 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.”

Armed Forces Day will be officially marked on Saturday 28 June with a service of Celebration at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. The event, which begins at 11am, will be led by the Lord Mayor.

As in previous years this will be followed by a march by Veterans, current serving Military and Cadets which will set off from Liverpool Cathedral and go along Hope Street.

Councillor Erica Kemp added; “Liverpool has such strong links with the military and I hope this will encourage as many people as possible to come along to the both service and march on Saturday and show their support and thanks to all our armed forces.”