Countdown to Armed Forces Day 2023: Honoring Our Brave Heroes

Date for your diary: Sunday 25 June 2023, 10am – 4pm.

In just two weeks, the much-anticipated Armed Forces Day 2023 will be upon us. This significant event is a time to reflect on and honor the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who serve in our armed forces. As we prepare to celebrate this day, let us take a moment to appreciate the dedication, courage, and selflessness displayed by our military personnel. In this blog post, we will delve into the significance of Armed Forces Day and explore how we can express our gratitude to those who defend our freedoms.

This day serves as a reminder of the invaluable contributions made by these individuals and their unwavering commitment to ensuring our safety and security.

The significance of Armed Forces Day extends beyond the military itself. It is a time for communities to come together and show their appreciation for those who serve. Through various events and activities, Armed Forces Day serves as a powerful reminder of the shared responsibility we all have in safeguarding our nations.

The Atkinson Salutes The Armed Forces

• Veterans • Drumhead Service • Parade • Military Vehicles • Live Music • Living History • Cadets • Craft Activities • Exhibition •

Sefton is proud to be part of The Armed Forces Covenant. It’s a promise that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces are treated fairly.

Local Veterans from SSAFA Sefton (The Armed Forces Charity) based at RAF Woodvale are to hold their Armed Forces Day event at Princess Diana Memorial Gardens in front of the Southport Town Hall, The Atkinson and along Lord Street.

The event will start with a Drumhead Service at 10:30am in the Princess Diana Memorial Gardens, with a parade starting at 11:00am on Chapel Street, taking the salute at Southport Town Hall.

Modern and vintage military vehicles will be parked on the front of The Atkinson, alongside vintage live music and living history group displays. Army, Air and Sea cadets will also be present.

In The Atkinson’s foyer you can meet groups and societies who support our Armed Forces and take part in free family friendly craft activities.

In The Atkinson’s Discovery Box, The Polish Heritage Flight exhibition will be open and pilot Dave Harvey and the team will be chatting to visitors about the display.

The Atkinson’s award-winning café, A Great Little Place, will be open to serve great coffee and delicious fresh food.

Come along in your a period vintage uniform or vintage civilian dress on the day, we would love to see you.


Posted on 11 June 2023 under General news

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