Coventry to honour Armed Forces Day on Saturday - The Coventry Observer

Coventry to honour Armed Forces Day on Saturday

Holly Clement 26th Jun, 2024   0

COVENTRY will honour the men and women of the Armed Forces with a special service and parade as part of Armed Forces Day celebrations.

Residents are invited to participate in the event to express gratitude to those who serve, their families, veterans, and cadets.

This year’s event is set for Saturday, June 29 and the day will begin with a service at Holy Trinity Church at 10.30 am, followed by a parade.

The parade will gather beside the church and will set off at 11.30am, moving along Cuckoo Lane, Pepper Lane, and High Street before arriving at Broadgate, where a salute will be given.

The parade will be led by The Standard Triumph Pipe Band (RBL Number 4 Branch).

Coventrians are encouraged to come out in support and help the city pay tribute to the Armed Forces.

The Lord Mayor of the City of Coventry, Coun Mal Mutton, who will be taking the salute, said: “Armed Forces Day has always been a very special day for our city – and always will be.

“We saw on the 80th anniversary of D Day recently just how proud people are of the Armed Forces and how grateful the nation is.

“Now we can stand together as a city and thank all those who serve or have served and their families for all the sacrifices they have made for us.

“They are there in times of conflict and they support our city’s work for peace – we are forever in their debt and this is a chance to show them what they mean to the city of Coventry and its people.”

On the day, the Armed Forces Day flag will be raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country, including Coventry’s Council House.

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