"We need you!"
As part of the national celebration to Mark Armed Forces Day, the Voluntary Sector is hosting an event at the Pier Head in Liverpool on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June 2010, between 1100 and 1700 each day. This is to highlight the important relationship between the Armed Forces including the Merchant Navy.( Merchant Seafarers' were bravely sacrificed in assisting HM Armed Forces in many military operations. ) and to show the public support to the brave service men and women, past present and future being commemorated/celebrated on these special dates.
The Government declared that the Armed Forces must receive a higher profile and Liverpool has risen to this challenge. The City is hosting a service at Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday at 1100 attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE The Lord Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Hazel Williams, and The High Sheriff of Merseyside Mr Roy Morris.
The Pier Head event on both 26th and 27th June is an opportunity for the people of Merseyside to meet and engage within an information setting and a chance to show support not only for our veterans but families and forces of the future. It is our opportunity to recognise those who work tirelessly around the world on our behalf. We must show them our support.
A marquee will be centre stage at the Pier Head; within will be some of the welfare societies who support the Armed Forces and Merchant Navy in many diverse ways, both current/past and family support. Outside there will be two WW11 vehicles on display together with a Merseyside Fire Service Museum tender. Uniformed youth groups will also be at Pier Head.
Not to be missed. The Band of the Parachute Regiment will play at the Pier Head between 1400hrs and 1500hrs on Saturday ONLY.
The backdrop to the marquee will be MV Discovery on the Saturday ( Flying the Red Ensign along with around 170 plus MN personnel included in their passengers onboard) and Crown Princess on Sunday, both vessels berthed along side at the Cruise Liner Terminal.
This is a family day please come and show your support for this initiative.
We are grateful to the MOD along with Culture Liverpool for their support plus of course the Voluntary sector.
Added by Armed Forces Day on June 25, 2010