The ninth annual Armed Forces Day, honouring the work and dedication of our brave Servicemen and women, will be held in Liverpool.
Following the success of this year’s national event in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, attended by 120,000 people, Liverpool has been selected to host the next event on Saturday June 24, 2017.
Earl Howe, the Minister of State for Defence, and the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, made the announcement today at Pier Head in the city, handing over the Armed Forces Day flag.
Earl Howe said: “Liverpool has long and deep links to the Armed Forces, particularly the Royal Navy, and is well-known for hosting spectacular celebrations; we’re delighted to select it for Armed Forces Day 2017, building on the success of this year’s celebration in Cleethorpes.
“The city’s national event will be a fantastic focal point for the UK to come together to acknowledge the hard work and sacrifice of those that serve.”
Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to say thank you to the Armed Forces community, including Regulars, Reserves, their families and veterans past and present. From fighting Daesh in the Middle East to training troops in Nigeria and supporting NATO exercises, the UK’s Armed Forces are on duty 24/7.