This weekend Stockport Council will be joining the rest of the nation in supporting the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.
This Saturday is the annual Armed Forces Day, where people and communities come together to show support for the people who make up the Armed Forces community, whether that be currently serving troops, Service families, veterans and cadets.
There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved, from attending an event or joining us online to throwing a party or local event.
Stockport Town Hall will be flying the Armed Forces flag a few days before Armed Forces Day and over the weekend.
Councillor David Sedgwick, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Reform and Governance, said:
“Armed Forces Day is about showing support for our Armed Forces community. Events will be taking place across the country, and I encourage our residents to show support by attending any events that are taking places in the borough.”
The national event is in the heart of Liverpool.
Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much valued morale boost for the troops and their families. You can find out more about what they are doing at home and around the world by visiting the official sites of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.
The public show their support for the Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day, but did you know the Armed Forces Covenant outlines how the Government, businesses and communities support Armed Forces personnel past and present throughout the year? Find out more here.
To find out what events are happening near you, go to the Armed Forces Day website: https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/