Remembering those who served on Armed Forces Day

People, Health and Care
11:30, Thursday, 17th June 2021

Armed Forces Day takes place this month and North Lincolnshire Council is proud to be paying tribute to the brave men and women, and their families, who have served.

As always, we will be raising the flag in their honour in the run-up to the day itself, 26 June 2021. 

One way to remember the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces is by visiting the many beautiful and poignant war memorials in North Lincolnshire. 

We have put together a series of specially designed North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day walking maps which take in the scenery of our towns and village as well as war memorials dedicated to our local service men and women.

You can download the maps from the Armed Forces Covenant page on our website.

If you would like to try something more strenuous, we are streaming free bootcamp fitness sessions online throughout next week.

The classes are running from Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June at 12.30 and last for 45 minutes.

The sessions will be run on Teams and can be accessed by clicking this link.

Other special events we are showcasing include videos from those who have served, and an interactive trail at Normanby Hall Country Park on 26 June.

Specially planted flowerbeds in Scunthorpe’s Central Park will provide a beautiful and lasting tribute, and will include a plaque with a quote from Captain Sir Tom Moore: Tomorrow will be a good day.

Activities for children marking the event include:

  • Make a spy kit at North Lincolnshire Museum (June 19 – 20)
  • Build your own wooden craft glider at North Lincolnshire Museum (June 26 – 27)
  • Takeaway crafting activity bags from 20-21 Visual Arts Gallery (19 June) – Make a sunset silhouette; Make a Beefeater; Make your own parachutes
  • Make a Treasure Map with Invisible Ink at 20-21 Visual Arts Gallery (26 June)

To book places go to the North Lincolnshire Museum Facebook page and the 20-21 Facebook page.

The day itself will be celebrated virtually on our Facebook page, where we will be showing the flag raising, revealing the winners of our children’s poetry competition and paying tribute to our local Reserves at 146 Divisional Support Company REME.

North Lincolnshire Council is a proud supporter of the Armed Forces, having been awarded a Gold standard from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme in 2020. 

We work with military partners, charities and public sector organisations to support those who are currently serving or have served and their families, under the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, to which the council has signed up. 

The Armed Forces Covenant ensures that anyone who has served in HM Armed Forces is not disadvantaged for having done so. 

You can find out more about how we honour the Armed Forces Covenant on the Armed Forces pages of our website, where support is available for our local Armed Forces community. 

 More information on Armed Forces Day, including downloadable posters and bunting, can be found on the Armed Forces Day website

If you wish to see more of our local war memorials we have a number of led walks that include them.

You can find more information about our relaxed and friendly walks, which are free, no longer than three miles and take 90 minutes or less on the Walking For Health website or contact Health Walks Co-ordinator Christine Johnson on Christine.johnson@northlincs.gov.uk or 0771 7586380.