Saluting our Armed Forces
Published Monday 25th June 12 in Council - news and information releases news
The Armed Forces flag is flying at Southend Civic Centre to honour British Armed Forces past, present and future.
This flag was ceremonially raised this morning, Monday 25th June, by the Worshipful the Mayor of Southend, Councillor Sally Carr, joined by Veterans representing all branches of the Armed Forces
It is heralding special Armed Forces Day celebrations.
One of these, called Southend Salutes, takes place on Saturday 30th June, from 10am till 4pm in Southend High Street and along City Beach.
A military parade of members of the past and current and serving forces will form up ready to set off from Tylers Avenue, Southend at 10:45am, to march to Victoria Circus for an open air service at around 11am.
Among the other activities will be stalls from various local Veterans associations and cadet units, military vehicles, climbing walls and much more!
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Executive Councillor for Culture and Tourism, Councillor Derek Jarvis said: "Armed Forces Day is a marvellous opportunity for people to pay tribute to members of the Armed Services for their gallant service.
"We hope as many people as possible will go along to this event to show their support."