Barnsley raises flag to support Armed Forces Day

The Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Steve Green will formally mark the start of Armed Forces Day 2018 celebrations on Monday 25 June at 10.30am in front of the war memorial outside the Town Hall and would be delighted for residents to join him in recognition of our armed forces community.

Joining many other buildings and famous landmarks around the country, a special Armed Forces Day flag will be raised on Barnsley Town Hall to mark the occasion, accompanied by the National Anthem and prayers.

Armed Forces Day itself takes place on Saturday 30 June which will also be observed by the Mayor at 10.30am in Barnsley Pals Centenary Gardens outside the Town Hall where he’ll lead a short service taken by Father Craig Tomlinson, Curate of the Benefice of Central Barnsley.

The service will also feature readings by the Mayor and Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central and Elected Mayor of Sheffield City Region and hymns will be accompanied by Barnsley Metropolitan Band.

The Mayor said: “I’m honoured to lead Barnsley’s Armed Forces Day service’s this year in support of our armed forces community. Our celebrations will begin on Monday 25 June as we raise the flag on the Town Hall and I then hope to be joined by as many residents as possible on Armed Forces Day itself as we show our respect for those troops that continue to protect and serve our country - as well as service families, veterans and cadets.”

For further information about Armed Forces Day, please visit: www.armedforcesday.org.uk

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