Lighting up the library for Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day - Saturday 27 June 2020

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On Saturday the facade of the Library of Birmingham will be lit up Red, White and Blue in honour of Armed Forces Day.

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved. Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June. In 2020, it will take place on Saturday 27 June.

Armed Forces Day celebrations begin on Monday 22 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country. Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much valued morale boost for the troops and their families.

The Armed Forces

The UK Armed Forces defend the UK and its interests. They are busy working around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers, providing security and fighting terrorism.

Veterans

A veteran is anyone who has served in the HM Armed Forces at any time (including National Servicemen, Regulars and Reserves). Armed Forces Day celebrates their continued role within the military community.

Cadets

The Cadet Forces (Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Air Cadets and the Combined Cadet Force) currently support over 130,000 young people in more than 3,000 locations across the UK. Cadets learn life and career building skills as well as gaining vocational qualifications.

Armed Forces Website: http://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/

Article posted 26 June 2020

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