Armed Forces Day kicks off in town centre with moving commemoration service (From This Is Lancashire)
Armed Forces Day kicks off in town centre with moving commemoration service
Updated 12:36pm Saturday 28th June 2014 in News
Seven-year-old Jayden Cross meets 91-year-old George Davies, pictured showing off his Distinguished Flyer Medal which he received while flying for the RAF
A POIGNANT service commemorating Bolton’s armed forces past and present marked the opening of Armed Forces Day.
The day-long tribute to the town’s servicemen began with a service by the Vicar of Bolton Parish Church, Canon Matt Thompson before a wreath-laying ceremony led by the Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Martin Donaghy.
Throughout the day Victoria Square will host cadet displays, information stalls and an inter-cadet competition.
There are also First World War history performances taking place in the Bolton Lives Gallery in Bolton Museum at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
The final parade will begin in Victoria Square at 2.45pm before the sunset ceremony and lowering of the Armed Forces Day Flag at 3pm.
Comments are closed on this article.