Coventry pays tribute to the Armed Forces with parade and service - The Coventry Observer

11th Aug, 2022

Coventry pays tribute to the Armed Forces with parade and service

Ryan Smith 3rd Jul, 2022

COVENTRY marked Armed Forces Day last Saturday with a special parade and service as a thank you to those who serve.

The service took place in Holy Trinity Church at 10.30am, followed by a short parade around Broadgate an hour later.

The parade featured past, present and future members of the armed forces and was led by the Standard Triumph Pipe band.

Around 200 people formed the parade and residents turned out in their droves to watch and pay tribute.

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday of each June and honours serving members, veterans, reservists, cadets and the families who support them.

Celebrations began last Monday when the Armed Forces Day Flag is raised on buildings and landmarks around the country.

Coventry’s council house was among the many buildings and famous landmarks to raise the Armed Forces Day flag.

Lord Mayor Coun Kevin Maton said: “Armed Forces Day has always been well supported in our city to say their thank you to those who serve and keep us safe.

“Our Armed Forces personnel and their families sacrifice so much and serve in so many ways.”

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