Armed Forces Day Regional celebrations get underway in Carrickfergus
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is flying the flag in support of the Armed Forces Day with the historic town of Carrickfergus leading the 2021 Armed Forces Day Regional Celebrations.
Armed Forces Day is an annual event in the United Kingdom held in late June to celebrate the service, resilience and courage of personnel in the British Armed forces past and present.
As in previous years, the flag was hoisted today (Saturday 19 June) at a civic ceremony by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, David McCorkell KStJ DL joined by the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor William McCaughey, representatives of the Armed Forces, Aldermen and Councillors.
Mayor Councillor McCaughey said:
“Mid and East Antrim Borough has a long and proud connection with our Armed Forces.
“It is a prestigious honour for our Council to be hosting this year’s flagship event and to lead the region in paying tribute to those who serve their country. Armed Forces Day gives the nation an opportunity to ‘Show their Support’ for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to service families, through to veterans and cadets.
“For us, maintaining the links between our Borough and the military is incredibly important. It is also very reassuring for the serving military personnel who are from Mid and East Antrim to know that their families at home are being warmly supported by our local communities.”
To mark Armed Forces Day, Council have worked closely with the Armed Forces as we join in with the rest of the United Kingdom in saying a collective thank you to our Armed Forces personnel.
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council look forward to hosting another Northern Ireland regional Armed Forces Day event in the near future.