On Saturday, June 24th 2023, the United Kingdom will come together to celebrate Armed Forces Day. This annual event provides an opportunity to show support for the men and women who make up our Armed Forces community, including current and former military personnel, their families, and the cadets who aspire to serve their country.
The theme of this year’s Armed Forces Day is “Our Forces, Our People”, highlighting the importance of the individuals who make up our Armed Forces community. Whether they’re serving overseas, training at home, or supporting their loved ones, each member of the community plays a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.
There are many ways to get involved in the celebrations on Armed Forces Day. Here are just a few ideas:
Attend a local event: From military parades and flypasts to concerts and family fun days, there will be a wide variety of events taking place across the country to mark the occasion. Check your local council’s website or social media pages for details of what’s happening near you.
Fly the flag: You can show your support for the Armed Forces community by flying the official Armed Forces Day flag outside your home or workplace. The flag features the Union Jack and the Armed Forces Day logo, and can be purchased from a range of retailers.
Join in online: If you’re unable to attend an event in person, you can still show your support for Armed Forces Day on social media. Use the hashtag #ArmedForcesDay to join the conversation and share your messages of thanks and support.
Donate to a charity: There are many charities that support members of the Armed Forces community and their families, such as Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion. Consider making a donation to show your appreciation for the sacrifices made by our service personnel.
Whatever you choose to do, Armed Forces Day is a chance to come together as a nation and show our gratitude for the dedicated individuals who serve our country. Let’s make 2023 a year to remember and give our Forces the recognition they deserve.