Bradford will once again pay tribute to the courage and bravery of our armed forces.
On Armed Forces Day, Saturday 25 June, there will be a Drumhead Service and Armed Forces village event.
The Drumhead Service will start at 11am and will be led by Revd Canon Paul Maybury, acting dean from Bradford Cathedral. The Lord Mayor Cllr Martin Love will welcome guests followed by the Exhortation by a member of the Royal British Legion, Bradford Central
Branch. The Last Post will be played followed by a two minutes’ silence and the blessing by Revd Canon Paul Maybury.
The event will offer Bradford residents the chance to stand together and celebrate the men and women, both past and present, who serve our country.
Family activities will also be held in Norfolk Gardens, Bradford.
There will be a brass band, face painters and a climbing wall for all the family to enjoy along with other arts and crafts activities.
There will also be exhibitors providing information on the heritage of the district and showcasing the organisations that work to preserve the memory of those who have served and those that support our current Armed Forces community, including our local
The public will also have the opportunity to make their own pledges of support to the Armed Forces Community.
Councillor Joanne Dodds, Bradford Council’s Armed Forces Champion, said: “Bradford district is rightly proud of its strong relationship with our Armed Forces and it is great that this year we will be able to get together in person and show our thanks for
all that they do for us.
“We have many currently serving personnel and armed forces veterans across the Bradford District. This is our opportunity to show them our support, celebrate their contribution and to give our thanks for the magnificent role our armed forces play every day
and the sacrifices made by so many. We welcome everyone at the events who would like to join us in honouring our armed forces.”
Lord Mayor of Bradford Cllr Martin Love said: “It is really important that we honour the sacrifices that continue to be made on our behalf by members of our armed forces and their families. I do hope that people come along and show their support by attending