A way to say thank you to heroes of armed forces

Serving armed forces, veterans and cadtes paraded through Leigh as part of Armed Forces Day
Serving armed forces, veterans and cadtes paraded through Leigh as part of Armed Forces Day

LEIGH people are being urged to get involved in this year’s Armed Forces Day - the biggest event to date.

Wigan Borough Veterans’ Council, which has organised the day, can accommodate everyone at Leigh Sports Village, be they spectators or wanting to run a stall.

This year’s celebrations, on June 25, aim to get as many people as possible to say thank you to those who have served for the country at any point.

Des White, Chairman of the Veterans’ Council, says that the day is all about showing appreciation for the efforts and sacrifices made by veterans of all conflicts, those currently serving and those who will fight for the country in the future.

He added: “This year we have really extended the event so that it is bigger and better than ever and there will be lots of things going on so that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

“There will be performances by a local break dance group, stalls run by businesses and organisations, an appearance from the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and military and vintage vehicles will also be on display.

“And we still have more space available if anybody would like to run a stall of any kind on the day.”

Last year’s event saw thousands turn out but this year the council hopes that this number will be much increased.

For more information call 01942 861 019.