Recognising The Heroic Work Of Our Past And Present Armed Forces - The Directory Group

Recognising the heroic work of our past and present Armed Forces

The nation will salute men and women who form the Armed Forces community later this month.

The event taking place on Saturday 30th June is a reminder of the heroic work conducted by current serving troops.

Their families, veterans and cadets will also be recognised.

Millions of people up and down the country will show their support and get involved with the day, whether that is following the event online, or throwing a party or local community event.

You could have a picnic in the park, a themed BBQ or fete. Any support is worthwhile.

Locally, support will be shown at HM Naval Base, in Portsmouth. There will also be a community event on Southsea Common on the day.

Haslar Marina in Gosport will also have a Paddling Challenge too.

Elsewhere in Hampshire, there will be unofficial events happening in community centres and at memorials.

A majority include military parades, concerts, fun days and garden parties. The variety of how people commemorate the day is endless.

Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Defence, expresses his gratitude on the Armed Forces Day website.

He says: “Armed Forces Day is a valuable opportunity to honour our troops who work so hard to keep us safe.

“Our servicemen and women are on hand every hour of every day to protect us from the threats we face, and I encourage people across the UK to come together and salute them for their tireless commitment.”

Overall, nearly 300 community events will take place throughout the UK as the nation thank its servicemen and women.

Armed Forces Day is an annual event which takes place on the last Saturday of each June.

Its intention is to be a celebration where the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on famous landmarks around the country, such as at civic centres, guildhalls and more.

The day provides a morale boost for the troops and their families which is continually valued.

Royalty, politicians, celebrities and others will show their support to the Armed Forces.

For more information on how to get involved with Armed Forces Day, head to their website: www.armedforcesday.org.uk. Follow the campaign on social media using #SaluteOurForces.

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