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Armed Services Day - From the Lord Mayor

I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to draw to your pupils’ attention this year's Armed Forces Day Service and Parade on Saturday, 25th June 2016 in Broadgate, Coventry.

There will be a Church Service open to the public commencing at 2.00 pm in Holy Trinity Church.  This will be followed by a short Parade around Broadgate which commences at 3.00pm.

I know that schools already support the work of the Royal British Legion through the wearing of poppies during the time of Remembrance, but Armed Forces Day is equally as important to support those who have made such an important contribution to our country and their families.  I want to encourage families to come along and show their appreciation for the veterans, those currently serving in the armed forces and cadets as they march around Broadgate. I would like to ensure that our next generation understand the important role of serving and former members of the armed forces.

It would be appreciated if you could inform your pupils of this event and publicise it through your school newsletter and website.

Many thanks.


Yours sincerely

Councillor Lindsley Harvard

Lord Mayor of the City of Coventry