The Mayor of North Lincolnshire has paid tribute to our Armed Forces and their families in the run up to Armed Forces Day on June 26.
Speaking before the official flag-raising ceremony in Central Park, Cllr Peter Clark said:
“This past year has been difficult for many of us and our Armed Forces have played a vital role in the Covid-19 response, keeping people safe and protected, as always.
“We pay tribute to those who are still serving, both in the Regulars and the Reserves, as well as those who have served their country. In particular those who have given the most, and their families.
“We thank our young people in North Lincolnshire who represent our tri-service Cadet groups and of course, their Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, who willingly support them.”
You can view the Mayor’s speech in full on our North Lincolnshire Council Facebook page.
The flag will be flying all week to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday, when we will be marking the occasion virtually throughout the day on our Facebook page.
The day will open with a video of the flag-raising, alongside specially-planted flowerbeds in Central Park which also feature a plaque with a quote from Captain Sir Tom Moore saying ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’.
As well as revealing the winners of our children’s poetry competition and paying tribute to our local Reserves at 146 Divisional Support Company REME we will also be speaking to former military personnel about civilian life.
We are streaming free bootcamp fitness sessions all week from today (Monday 21 June) until Friday 25 June. The 45-minute sessions will be run on Teams, accessible by clicking this link.
We have also 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.
Other weekend activities include:
- Armed Forces Day trail at Normanby Hall Country Park on June 26
- Build your own wooden craft glider at North Lincolnshire Museum (June 26 – 27)
- Make a Treasure Map with invisible ink at 20-21 Visual Arts Gallery (26 June)
- Picnic ‘n’ Paint activity at Waters’ Edge Visitors Centre & Country Park, Barton (June 26)
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 official Armed Forces Day website.