Liverpool will host a series of events leading up to a service of celebration to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June.
From Monday 24 June the Armed Forces Flag will fly on the roof of the Town Hall to show thanks and appreciation to all those who make up our armed services around the world.
After raising the flag, Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar will launch the city’s first Armed Forces Day Book of Support and Remembrance. This will remain in the Town Hall foyer for members of the public to record their support, thoughts and remembrance for the armed forces, past and present. The book will be availble Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm for ONE WEEK ONLY, 24 – 28 June.
Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar said: “I am delighted and honoured to be leading the city in celebrating the brave and heroic work of our armed forces across the world.
“This book is not only somewhere people can remember veterans no longer with us but also to leave messages of support for our current serving officers caught up in conflict.
“I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to the Town Hall this week and take the opportunity to write their own personal thoughts and encouragements in the book”.
Following on from this, Veterans, present serving Military, Merchant Navy and Cadets will join the Lord Mayor and other civic guests at the Town Hall at a special civic reception on Tuesday 25 June to officially launch Armed Forces Day in the city.
All these events will be leading up to a service of Celebration at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral on Saturday 29 June. The service, which begins at 11am, will be led by the Lord Mayor.
Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar said: “Liverpool has always had extremely strong links with all military organisations and the Merchant Navy and I hope we will continue to recognise their dedication for many years to come.
“As in previous years, Armed Forces day is time for the city to honour all military personnel, past and present for their commitment and bravery in helping to make the world a safer place to live.
“I would encourage as many people as possible to come out in force to show their support and thanks by attending the service and march.”
As in previous years the services will be followed by the march by Veterans, present service Military and Cadets from Liverpool Cathedral along Hope Street.