Chance to pay tribute during Armed Forces Day event in Hartlepool

Marine and Sea Cadets on parade at the Armed Forces Day event 2015.
Marine and Sea Cadets on parade at the Armed Forces Day event 2015.
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A parade and service will be held in Hartlepool on Saturday to mark Armed Forces Day.

Organised by the Combined Ex-Servicemen’s Association, it is an opportunity for people to come together to pay tribute to the UK’s Armed Forces.

Major Dee Herraghty takes the salute at the Armed Forces Day Service last year.

Major Dee Herraghty takes the salute at the Armed Forces Day Service last year.

This year the event will take place in Victory Square on Victoria Road. Anyone wishing to take part in the parade should meet at Victory Square by 10.40am.

People who only wish to attend the service should assemble at Victory Square at 10.50am.

Councillor Allan Barclay, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Armed Forces Champion, said: “I hope as many people as possible will come along to this special event to show their gratitude to our Armed Forces.

“Our servicemen and women show courage and devotion of the very highest order as they carry out their daily duties to keep us safe and also help keep the peace in other countries around the world.

Councillor Allan Barclay

Councillor Allan Barclay

“Armed Forces Day is an important opportunity for us all to show how much we value them and how proud we are of them.”

For further information about the event call (01429) 523704.

Soldiers at the Armed Forces Day service 2015.

Soldiers at the Armed Forces Day service 2015.