Rotherham town centre will once again host one of the region’s biggest celebrations for Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 25 June.
Following a two-year absence due to Covid-19 restrictions, the event will return with a traditional parade starting from College Street led by The Nottinghamshire Band of The Corps of Royal Engineers accompanied by Officers, Soldiers, Cadets and Veterans.
Following a parade inspection in All Saints’ Square there will be a Service of Worship and speeches to remember those who died, and to give thanks to veterans and active servicemen and women. The official Armed Forces Day flag will be lowered by veteran, Mr Frank Wells.
The Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Tajamal Khan said: “Armed Forces Day is such an important event, acknowledging men and women across the services, those who have served or are serving today including those who supported the country through the pandemic.
“It’s wonderful to see our town pay tribute to our military community, and that it is so well supported by people from across the borough. Armed Forces Day is certainly a highlight in the Rotherham calendar.”
Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Rose Keenan added: "We’re really proud that Rotherham is home to one of the biggest celebrations of our military community. Armed Forces Day is a great opportunity for us to all come together to remember and thank those who have fought for our country as well as showing our support for those currently serving.
“I’m looking forward to seeing families back in the town centre enjoying the celebrations, and I know that it will be an emotional, but proud day for us all.”
Visitors on the day can take advantage of free Saturday parking in all the Council’s town centre off-street car parks (excluding Clifton Park and Museum car parks) to visit the event as well as enjoy shopping and leisure activities around the centre.
For more information visit our armed forces page.