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Parade returns for Armed Forces Day

Published Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Coventry will celebrate Armed Forces Day with a service and parade to help people say their own thank-you to those who keep us safe.

Towns and cities around the UK will be marking the day on Saturday 29 June and Coventry people are being urged to turn-out and show their support.

Lord Mayor Cllr Linda Bigham, said: “We are delighted to once again be celebrating Armed Forces Day.

“Our city has always enjoyed strong links with the Forces and this is a day that allows us all – as a city and as individuals – to show our gratitude for all they do, every day of the year.

“I encourage everyone to come out and help make it a day to remember.”

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

In Coventry there will be a service at Holy Trinity Church in the city centre at 10.30am, led by the Rev Graeme Anderson.

The service is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

The parade will follow the service, with the Lord Mayor taking the salute at the Lady Godiva Statue in Broadgate.

Serving members and veterans from the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force will attend the day along with their families, and it is hoped that Reserve and Cadet units will also be there.

As well as being a supporter of Armed Forces Day, Coventry is also a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, which is a promise to look after current and former service personnel and their families.

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