Saturday 25th June sees a packed day of activities in Bolton to celebrate Armed Forces Day
The event takes place on Saturday, June 25 in Victoria Square between 10.30 and 3.30pm
This will be a tribute from Bolton and the local peope to those who have served in the armed forces, both past and present and the event will begins with a wreath laying ceremony led by the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Noel Spencer.
Bolton Scottish Pipe band will be playing music and onlookers will be encouraged to join in the National Anthem.
The formalities will be followed by a drill display by local army cadets at 11.30am and a performance by the Houghton Weavers at 11.45am.
Bolton FM will entertain the crowds and the afternoons events will begin at around 1.30pm with Bolton Scottish Pipe Band performing for the second time and Sea Cadets will give a rifle display.
At 2pm, the square will be filled with participants in the sponsored Commando Run, which is raising money for Help the Heroes, including police officers, fire fighters, soldiers and mountain rescue volunteers.
Entertainment will continue throughout the afternoon until the closing ceremony at 3.30pm, led by Councillor Frank White as president of the Bolton United Services Veterans Association (BUSVA).
So come along to the town centre and enjoy some of the activities taking place in a real celebration and tribute to those men and women, past and present, in our armed forces.
For more information about the event click here or visit the Armed forces Day Website
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